R-29 Vysota

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R-29 Vysota
Type Submarine-launched ballistic missiles
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1974-
Used by Soviet Union, Russia, North Korea
Production history
Designer Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau
Specifications
Weight 32,800 kg (72,300 lb)
Length 13.2 m (43 ft)
Diameter 1.8m

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.[1]

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: 7,700 km (4,784 miles)
  • Number of Standard Warheads: 1
  • Number of stages: 2

R-29R[edit]

[citation needed]

  • Deployment Date: 1978 [2]
  • 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[edit]

[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[edit]

[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[edit]

R-29RMU[edit]

R-29RMU2[edit]

Operators[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. Modernized and actual active variants is the R-29RMU/RMU2 Sineva.
Some modified R-29RM Shtil are still operational, latest variant / modernization is the RMU-29RMU2.1 Layner, planned RM-29RMU3 (Sineva-2).
 North Korea (if the KN-08 is also derived from some Russian / Soviet R-29).

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