R-29 Vysota

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R-29 Vysota[1] is a family of Soviet submarine-launched ballistic missiles, designed by State Rocket Center Makayev. Development of the R-29 SLBMs started in the 1963 and was first launched in 1969[citation needed]. It uses the storable Liquid rocket propellants N2O4/UDMH. Over time different versions have developed listed below. The R-29 is in use with Russian Navy on Delta I, Delta II, Delta III and Delta IV class submarine. The R-29 can be equipped with nuclear warheads, but is also used for launching artificial satellites. The R-29R variant is sold for commercial satellite launches as the Volna, while the R-29RM is being sold as the Shtil' launch vehicle[citation needed].

Variants[edit]

R-29[edit]

  • 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: 7700 km
  • Number Standard Warheads: 1
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29R[edit]

  • Deployment Date: 1979
  • 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
  • Number Standard Warheads: 3 (0,2 мт)
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RK[edit]

  • 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
  • Number Standard Warheads: 7 (0,1 мт)
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RL[edit]

  • 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
  • Number Standard Warheads: 1 (0,45 мт)[2]
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29RM[edit]

Main article: R-29RM Shtil
  • Deployment Date: 1986
  • Manufacturer designation: 4K75RM
  • DoD designation: SS-N-23
  • ASCC designation: "Skif"
  • SALT designation: RSM-54
  • Submarine: Delta IV
  • Total Mass: 40,300 kg
  • Core Diameter: 1.90 m
  • Total Length: 14.80 m
  • Span: 1.90 m
  • Payload: 2800 kg
  • Maximum range: 8300 km
  • Number Standard Warheads: 4 (tested with 10)
  • Number of stages: 3

R-29RMU[edit]

Main article: R-29RMU Sineva

R-29RMU2[edit]

Operator[edit]

 Soviet Union
The Soviet Navy was the only operator of the R-29.
 Russia
The Russian Navy inherited the R-29 from the Soviet Navy.

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