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Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile. First flight 1976. Development completed 1974 according to Makeyev.

Standard warhead: 860 kg (1,890 lb). Maximum range: 9,100 km (5,600 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 800 KT. CEP: 0.97 km (0.60 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1977.

AKA: RSM-40; R-29D; SS-N-8 Mod 2; 4K75D; Vysota; Sawfly; D-8.
Location: Reutov, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 33,300 kg (73,400 lb).
Payload: 860 kg (1,890 lb).
Height: 13.00 m (42.00 ft).
Diameter: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).
Span: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).

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  • R-29 First intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile (range 7800 km). First flight 1969. Development completed 1973. The variants of this missile were given three different DoD designations over the years (SS-N-8, SS-N-18, and SS-N-23). 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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