R-29 Vysota

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R-29 Vysota/RSM-40
SS-N-8 sketch.svg
TypeSLBM
Place of originSoviet Union/Russia
Service history
In service1974–present
Used byRussian Navy
Production history
DesignerMakeyev Rocket Design Bureau
Specifications
Mass32,800 kg (72,300 lb)
Length13.2 m (43 ft)
Diameter1.8m

Propellantliquid[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[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 [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[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]

 Russia

Former operators[edit]

 Soviet Union

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballistic and cruise missile threat". Archived from the original on 18 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ "R-29 / SS-N-8 SAWFLY". Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research". bos.sagepub.com.
  4. ^ ru:Подводные лодки проекта 667БДР «Кальмар»
  5. ^ "Strategic Fleet". russianforces.org. January 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Two Project 667BDR submarines withdrawn from service". russianforces.org. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.

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