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R-1 / SS-1 SCUNNER

The R-1 / SS-1 SCUNNER was the first Russian ballistic missile system, incorporating V2 parts and Alcohol and LOX propellants. The SS-1A is essentially unrelated to the SS-1b or SS-1c SCUD, which use storable liquid [RFNA and Hydrazine] propellants. The term "scunner" is a Scottish & Northern dialect word for an annoying person or thing, a nuisance, an object of disgust or loathing. The first Russian launch of a V-2 from Kapustin Yar was conducted on 18 October 1947. The first R-1 test flight from Kapustin Yar was conducted on 10 October 1948.





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