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R-46
R-56 test model
R-56 test model
R-56 dynamic test model
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Ukrainian intercontinental ballistic missile. Super-heavy ICBM designed by Yangel in 1963-1966. The original R-56 super-booster concept consisted of clustered R-46's.

Status: Study 1966.

The R-46 was to be available in two-stage ICBM and three-stage orbital launch vehicle versions. The concept proceeded to the point of dynamic tests of subscale models at TsNIIMASH, but like the R-56 was never authorized for full-scale development.

Maximum range: 16,000 km (9,000 mi). CEP: 1.50 km (0.90 mi).



Family: ICBM. Country: Ukraine. Agency: Yuzhnoye. Bibliography: 476.

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