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R-56 Polyblock ICBM
Part of R-56 Family
R-56 Transport Route
R-56 Transport Route
R-56 Transport Routes from the Yangel factory to the cosmodromes via the Soviet canal system.
Credit: © Mark Wade
Ukrainian intercontinental ballistic missile. TsNIIMash has 1:10 structural simulation model. Three stage carrier rocket with consecutive first and parallel second stages. Range indicated on placard; possibly considered as monster ICBM in competition with UR-500. Work began in 1961.

AKA: 8K68. Payload: 35,000 kg (77,000 lb). Gross mass: 1,197,000 kg (2,638,000 lb).

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



Family: ICBM. Country: Ukraine. Stages: R-56 Polyblock Stage B, R-56 Polyblock Stage A. Agency: Yuzhnoye.

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