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R-16 / SS-7 SADDLER


Specifications
  Mod-1 Mod-2 Mod-3
DIA SS-7 SS-7 SS-7
NATO Saddler Saddler Saddler
Bilateral R-16 R-16 R-16
Service R-16(U) 1 R-16(U)1 R-16(U)
OKB/Industry 8K64(U) 8K64(U) 8K64(U)
Design Bureau OKB-586
(Acad. M. K. Yangel)
OKB-586
(Acad. M. K. Yangel)
OKB-586
(Acad. M. K. Yangel)
Approved 12/17/1956 05/30/1960 04/27/1961
Years of R&D 1956-1961    
Engineering and Testing 1961-1962 1961-1963  
First Flight Test 10/24/1960 failure
02/02/1961 success
10/10/1961 07/13/1962
11/22/1963
IOC 1961 1963  
Deployment Date 11/__ /1961 02/05/1963, 6/15/1963 2  
Type of Warhead Single Single Single
Warheads 1 1 1
Yield (Mt) 3, 5-6 3, 5-6 3, 5-6
Payload (t) 1.475-1.5 2.175-2.2 2.175-2.2
Total length (m) 32.4 - 30.44/31 30.44/31 34.3
Total length
w/o warhead (m)
     
Missile Diameter (m) 3 3 3
Launch Weight (t) 140.6, 141.2 146.6 148
Fuel Weight (t) 130 130 130
Range (km) 13,000,
10,500 -11,000
11,000 -13,000 10,500
CEP (m) (Russian Sources) 2,700 2,700 2,700
CEP (m) (Western Sources) 2,750-2,800 2,750-2,800 2,750-2,800
Basing Mode Soft site ground based Silo based Silo based

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Number of Stages 2
Canister length w/o front meters (m) N/A
Canister diameter (m) Canister length (m)
   
Booster guidance system Inertial autonomous


  1st stage 2nd stage
Length (m) 14.5, 16.8 10.8 ~12.7
Body diameter (m) 3.0 2.4
Fueled weight (t)   Total 130.0
Dry weight (t)   Total 10.6
Engine Designation Acad. V. P. Glushko, RD-218 (8D712) Acad. V. P. Glushko, RD-219 (8D713)
Configuration Cluster of three engines + Yuzhnoy Vernier engine
RD - 68 / RD-851
One engine + Yuzhnoy
Vernier engine
RD - 69 / RD-852
Design Bureau Acad. V. P. Glushko OKB-456 Acad. V. P. Glushko OKB-456
Years of R&D 1958-1961 1958-1961
Propellants Liquid Storable Liquid Storable
Fuel UDMH (heptyl) UDMH (heptyl)
Oxidizer AK-27 I, ,= 73%HNO3 + 27% N204 (NTO), Nitrogen Tetroxide concentrated in Nitric Acid N02 AK-27 I,= 73%HNO3 + 27% N204 (NTO), Nitrogen Tetroxide concentrated in Nitric Acid N02
Burning time (sec.) 90 125
Verniers Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 28.850 / 38.7518 4.920 - 5.0173
Main engines Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 225.886 / 264.8379 90.1 Vacuum
Total Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 254.736 -255.4/ 303.5897 Altitude 95.02 - 95.1173 Vacuum
Specific Impulse Sea Level/Vacuum (sec.) 246-247/266 altitude 290 Vacuum 293 Vacuum


Hardness  
Launching Technique Soft site and silo
Deployed boosters 0
Test Boosters  
Warheads Deployed 0
Training Launchers  
Space Booster Variant N/A
   



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