R-29 Vysota

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R-29 Vysota
SS-N-8 sketch.svg
Type SLBM
Place of origin Soviet Union/Russia
Service history
In service 1974–present
Used by Russian Navy
Production history
Designer Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau
Specifications
Weight 32,800 kg (72,300 lb)
Length 13.2 m (43 ft)
Diameter 1.8m

Propellant liquid[1]
Guidance
system
astro-inertial

R-29 Vysota Р-29 Высота (height, altitude) is a family of Soviet submarine-launched ballistic missiles, designed by Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau. All variants use astro-inertial guidance systems.[2]

Variants

R-29

  • Deployment date: 1974
  • Manufacturer designation: 4K75
  • DoD designation: SS-N-8 Mod 1
  • ASCC designation: "Sawfly"
  • SALT designation: RSM-40
  • Submarine: Delta I
  • Total Mass: 32,800 kg
  • Core Diameter: 1.80 m
  • Total Length: 13.20 m
  • Span: 1.80 m
  • Payload: 1100 kg
  • Maximum range: 7,700 km (4,784 miles)
  • Number of Standard Warheads: 1
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29R

[citation needed]

  • Deployment date: 1978 [3]
  • Manufacturer designation: 4K75R
  • DoD designation: SS-N-18 Mod 1
  • ASCC designation: "Stingray"
  • SALT designation: RSM-50
  • Submarine: Delta III
  • Total Mass: 35,300 kg
  • Core Diameter: 1.80 m
  • Total Length: 14.40 m
  • Span: 1.80 m
  • Payload: 1650 kg
  • Maximum range: 6,500 km (4,038 miles)
  • Number of Standard Warheads: 3 (0.5 Mt) [3]
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RK

[citation needed]

  • Manufacturer designation: 4K75RK
  • DoD designation: SS-N-18 Mod 2
  • ASCC designation: "Stingray"
  • SALT designation: RSM-50
  • Submarine: Delta III
  • Total Mass: 34,388 kg
  • Core Diameter: 1.80 m
  • Total Length: 14.40 m
  • Span: 1.80 m
  • Maximum range: 6,500 km (4,038 miles)
  • Number of Standard Warheads: 7 (0.1 Mt)
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RL

[citation needed]

  • Manufacturer designation: 4K75RL
  • DoD designation: SS-N-18 Mod 3
  • ASCC designation: "Stingray"
  • SALT designation: RSM-50
  • Submarine: Delta III
  • Total Mass: 35,300 kg
  • Core Diameter: 1.80 m
  • Total Length: 14.09 m
  • Span: 1.80 m
  • Maximum range: 9,000 km (5,592 miles)
  • Number of Standard Warheads: 1 (0.45 Mt)[4]
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RM

R-29RMU

R-29RMU2

Operators

 Russia
  • The Russian Navy inherited the R-29 from the Soviet Navy. Modernized and active variants are the R-29R, R-29RMU Sineva and R-29RMU2 Layner. Latest variant is the R-29RMU2 Layner, planned R-29RMU3 (Sineva-2).
    As of 2017, 80 R-29RMU Sineva and 48 R-29R missiles are deployed on the Delta-class ballistic missile submarines:[5]

Former operators

 Soviet Union

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.nasic.af.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=F2VLcKSmCTE%3d&portalid=19
  2. ^ https://fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/slbm/r-29.htm
  3. ^ a b http://bos.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/13/0096340215581363.full.pdf+html
  4. ^ ru:Подводные лодки проекта 667БДР «Кальмар»
  5. ^ russianforces (January 2017). "Strategic Fleet". russianforces.org. 

External links

  • CSIS Missile Threat - SS-N-18
  • FAS guide on the R-29R
  • FAS guide on the R-29RM
  • State Rocket Company Makayev
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