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R-36-O / SL-X-? FOBS


Specifications
Mod-3
DIA SS-9
NATO Scarp/ FOBS
Bilateral 16935
Service R-36O
OKB/Industry 8K69
Design Bureau OKB-586 (Acad. M. K. Yangel)
Approved 1/12/1965
Years of R&D 1962-1966
Engineering and Testing 1965-1969
First Flight Test 12/16/65
IOC 08/25/66
Deployment Date 11/19/68
Type of Warhead Orbital
Warheads 1
Yield (Mt) 5
(Russian Sources)
Yield (Mt) 1-3
(Western Sources)
Payload (t) 1.7
Total length (m) 32.6-34.5
Total length w/o warhead (m) 21543
Missile Diameter (m) 3
Launch Weight (t) 180
Fuel Weight (t) 166.2
Range(km) 40,000
CEP (m) 1,100
(Russian Sources)
CEP (m) 1,800-5,500
(Western Sources)


  1st stage 2nd stage 3rd stage FOBS/OR-36
Length (m) 18.9 9.4 8.3
Body diameter (m) 3.0 3.0 4.64
Fueled weight (t) 121.7 -122.3 (118.7) 48.5 - 49.3  
Dry weight (t) 6.4 3.7 Total =17.737  
Engine Designation RD-251 (8D723) RD-252  
Design Bureau Acad. V. P.Glushko (OKB-456) Acad. V. P. Glushko
(OKB-456)
Yuzhnoy
Configuration Cluster of three main engines, 6 chambers One engine
2 chambers
One engine
1 chamber
Configuration Yuzhnoy
RD-68M / RD-855
One engine 4 chambers
Yuzhnoy
RD-854
One engine 4
chambers
 
Propellants Liquid Storable Liquid Storable Liquid Storable
Fuel UDMH UDMH UDMH
Oxidizer AT =Nitrogen tetroxide AT=Nitrogen tetroxide = NTO AT= NTO
Main Engines Burning time (sec.) 120, 160 70 sec.
Verniers Burning time (sec.) 127 163  
Verniers Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) Yuzhnoy RD-68M /
RD-855
29.1
Yuzhnoy RD-69M /
RD-856
5.53
 
Main engines Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 241 / 270.4 96 Vacuum 7.7 Vac.
Total Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 270.1 / 303 101.53 102.9982  
Vernier Engine Specific Impulse Sea Level/Vacuum (sec.) Vernier Engine
254 / 292
Vernier Engine
280.5 Vacuum
 
Main Engines Specific Impulse Sea Level/Vacuum (sec.) Main Engines
269 -270 /301
Main Engine
317.6 Vacuum
 



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