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R-109
Part of Wasserfall Family
R-101
R-101
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Russian derivative of the German Wasserfall, an interim design between the R-101 and R-108. The missile did not reach flight test stage before it was cancellation in 1951.

Status: Cancelled 1951.

The R-109 was an interim version of the R-101, between the R-101 and the ultimate R-108, which would use air-pressurized kerosene fuel and a new Russian feed system, resulting in a more economical size and weight of pressurant bottles. This version had a payload of 500 kg and a longer range than the German Wasserfall or the R-101. It also featured more compact radio guidance and electronics, and auto-stabilization in flight. There were improvements as well in camouflage and anti-countermeasures.

Family: surface-to-air. Country: Russia. Agency: Sinilshchikov. Bibliography: 571.



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