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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


RT-21M / SS-20 SABER

Specifications
    Mod-1   Mod-2   Mod-3
DIA   SS-20   SS-20   SS-20/SS-X-28
NATO   Saber   Saber   Saber
Bilateral   RSD-10   RSD-10   RSD-10
Service   RSD-10/Pioneer   RSD-10/Pioneer-UTTX   RSD-10/Pioneer-3
OKB/Industry   15Zh45 (Temp-2C)   15Zh53 (Temp-2C)   15Zh53 (Temp-2C)
Design Bureau   Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology   Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology   Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology
Approved   3/4/1968   7/19/1977   8/14/1980
Years of R&D            
Engineering and Testing   1974-76   1974-1976   1979-1980
First Flight Test   9/21/74   9/21/74   8/10/1979
IOC   1976   1976   1980
Deployment Date   3/11/1976   3/11/1976   12/17/1980
Type of Warhead   Single   MIRV   Single or MIRV
Warheads   1   3   1/3
Yield (Mt)   1.0   0.15   ?
Payload (t)   1.5-1.74   1.5-1.74   ?
Total length (m)   16.49   16.5   17.0
Total length w/o warhead (m)   14.9   14.9   14.9
Missile Diameter (m)   1.79   1.79   1.79
Launch Weight (t)   37   37   37
Fuel Weight (t)            
Range (km)   600-5000   600-5000   600-5500/7500
CEP (m)
Russian Sources
  0.550   0.550   0.450
CEP (m)
Western Sources
  150-450   400-430`   ?
           

Number of Stages   2
Canister length (m)   19.32
Canister length w/o front (m)    
Canister diameter (m)   2.14
Booster guidance system   Inertial, autonomous

    1st stage   2nd stage 2nd Stage
Length (m)   8.58   4.4-4.6 4.4-4.6
Body diameter (m)   1.79   1.47 1.47
           
Fueled weight (t)   26.7   8.63 8.63
Dry weight (t)          
Solid Motor Designation          
Design Bureau          
Years R & D          
Propellants   Solid   Solid Solid
Fuel   N/A   N/A N/A
Oxidizer   N/A   N/A N/A
Burning time (sec.)   63      
Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes)          
Special Impulse (sec.)          

Basing Mode   Ground mobile
Hardness    
Launching Technique   Mortar Launch
Deployed boosters   0
Test Boosters    
Warheads Deployed   0
Deployment Sites   INF Treaty data
Training Launchers    
Space Booster Variant   N/A




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