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M-51
Russian intercontinental cruise missile. Intercontinental cruise missile based on M-50 manned bomber. Subsonic cruise with Mach 2 dash into the target area.

Status: Cancelled 1960. Thrust: 313.00 kN (70,365 lbf). Gross mass: 210,000 kg (460,000 lb). Height: 59.20 m (194.20 ft). Diameter: 8.25 m (27.06 ft). Span: 35.10 m (115.10 ft). Apogee: 17 km (10 mi).

The M-51 was an unpiloted version of the M-50 manned bomber. The drone would have delivered multiple warheads on targets in the continental United States. Cruise speed was subsonic, 800 km/hr, with 1950 km/hr supersonic dash speeds over the target areas. The enormous bomber had a wing area of 290.6 square meters.

Maximum range: 7,400 km (4,500 mi). Boost Propulsion:RD-7M Turbojet. Maximum speed: 1,950 kph (1,210 mph).



Family: ICCM. Country: Russia. Agency: Myasishchev bureau. Bibliography: 476.

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