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R-21A


Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. Version of R-21 SLBM on Yankee submarines.

Maximum range: 3,000 km (1,800 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket.

AKA: SS-N-6; Serb.
Location: Reutov, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 14,300 kg (31,500 lb).
Height: 9.63 m (31.61 ft).
Diameter: 1.49 m (4.90 ft).
Span: 1.49 m (4.90 ft).
Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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See also
  • R-21 First flight 1962. NATO code Serb may apply to SS-N-6 instead. First subsurface launched SLBM (development began at OKB- 586 and transferred to SKB-385). More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Makeyev Russian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Makeyev Design Bureau, Kolomna, Russia. More...

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