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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


R-7 - SS-6 SAPWOOD


Specifications
DIA SS-6 SS-6
NATO Sapwood Sapwood
Bilateral    
Service R-7 R-7A, R-7M
OKB/Industry 8K71 8K74/8K710
Design
Bureaus
OKB-1 (Acad. S. P. Korolev),
NII-88
OKB-1 (Acad. S. P. Korolev),
NII-88
Approved 5/20/1954 7/2/1958
Years of R&D 1954 -1959 1954 -1959
Engineering and Testing 1957 - 59 1959 - 60
First Flight Test 5/15/57 12/23/59
IOC 1960 1960
Deployment Date 1/20/1960 9/12/1960
Type of Warhead Single Single
Warheads 1 1
Yield (Mt) 3-5 3-5
Payload (t) 5.3 -5.5 3.0 -3.7 or 2.2
Total length (m) 34.22 - 33 - 31.07 31.070
Total length w/o warhead (m) 28 28
Missile Diameter (m) 2.95 core sustainer Total = 10.3 2.95 core sustainer Total = 10.3
Launch Weight (t) Total = 280 -283 274.5 Total = 276
Fuel Weight (t) Total = 253 Total = 250
Range (km) 8,000-8,500-8,800 9,000-9,500 or 12,000-14,000
CEP (m) (Russian Sources) 2,500 -5,000 5,000
CEP (m) (Western Sources) 3,700 3,000 -3,700


Number of Stages 2
Canister length (m) N/A
Canister length w/o
Front meters (m)
N/A
Canister diameter (m) N/A
Booster guidance system Autonomous inertial plus radio control


  1st stage 2nd stage
  four Strap-on's Sustainer Core
Length (m) 19.2 28.0
Body diameter (m) 2.68 tapered cone 2.15 -2.95 hammerhead shape
Fueled weight (t) 4 x 42.5=170.0
4 x 39.2=156.8
1st. 30.08+2nd. 79.92=110 total -5.5 warhead=104.5 or 5.5 + core 93.355 +11.145=110-5.5=104.5 or 95.400 + Payload Mass


Dry weight (t) ~22 -24.5 total + Payload Mass or 3.784 x 4=15.1360 ~22 total + Payload Mass or 6.525 + Payload Mass
Engine Designation Four RD-107 's (8D74) RD-108 (8D75)
Design bureau Acad. V. P. Glushko OKB-456 Acad. V. P. Glushko OKB-456
Years of R&D 1954-1957 1954-57
Propellants Liquid Liquid
Fuel Kerosene, (T-1) Kerosene, (T-1)
Oxidizer Liquid Oxygen Liquid Oxygen
Burning time (sec.) 120-118 + 10 start 310 - 320 + 10 start time
Verniers Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 8 x ~ 3.9 = 31.2 Vac. Total 4 x ~3.9 = 15.6 Vac. Total
Main engines Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes) 4 x 83.77=334.8 / 4 x 99-102=408 1 x 75.90 / 90-93- 94.1-96 Vac.
Total thrust launch
(Tonnes)
403.4/9 - 410.7 1st. shutdown thrust 497
Specific Impulse (sec.) 257-259 / 305-308 248 / 305-309-315-316


Basing Mode Ground Based
Launching Mode Hot launch
Deployed boosters 0
Test Boosters  
Warheads Deployed 0
Deployment Sites 5 launch pads -3 Plesetsk, 2 Baikonur
Training Launchers  
Space Booster Variant Yes
SL-1/A, Sputnik
SL-3, A-1, Lunik, Vostok
SL-4/A-2, Soyuz
SL-6/A-2-e, Molniya
SL-4/ A-2 / Soyuz-2



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