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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

RT-2UTTH - Topol-M

Compoundthree-stage intercontinental ballistic missile with sequential stage separation, universal for two types of basing
DIA SS-27, SS-X-29, SS-25B
Bilateral RS-12M2
Service RT-2PM2, RT-2PM-OS
OKB/Industry 15Zh??
Design Bureau (MIT)Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology
Approved 2/ /1993
Years of R&D 1993 - 1997
Engineering and Testing 1994 1997
First Flight Test 12/20/94
IOC 1997
Deployment Date 12/27/1997
Warranty period of operation15 years
Reached service life(as of January 1, 2009)
11 years (for mine variant of RK basing),
3 years (for mobile soil variant of RK basing)
Type of Warhead monoblock with a nuclear warhead and a set of means to overcome missile defense
Warheads 1 (+ ~ 20 false targets)
Yield (Mt) 0.55 Mt
Payload (kg) 1,000 - 1,200 - Western sources
~1200 kg Russian sources
Total length (m) 21.0 - 22.7 - Western sources
22.5 m Russian sources
Total length w/o warhead (m) 17.9
Missile Diameter (m) 1.86 - 1.95 - Western sources
1.8 m Russian sources
Launch Weight (t) 47.2 - 47.21 - Western sources
46.5 t Russian sources
Fuel Weight (t)  
Range (km) 10,000 -10,500 Western sources
11000 km Russian sources
CEP (m) (Russian Sources)  
CEP (m) (Western Sources) 350+

Number of Stages 3
Canister length (m) 21,2 - 23.0
Canister length w/o
front meters (m)
Canister diameter (m) 2.0
Booster guidance system Inertial, autonomous

  1st stage 2nd stage 3rd stage 4th. BUS
Length (m) 8.04?      
Body diameter (m) 1.86 - 1.95 1.61 1.58  
Fueled weight (t) 28.6      
Dry weight (t)        
Design Bureau for the Solid Motors MIT, NPO Soyuz MIT, NPO Soyuz MIT, NPO Soyuz  
Engine Designation        
Propellants Solid Propellant Solid Propellant Solid Propellant  
Burning time (s)        
Solid Motor Thrust Sea Level/Vacuum (Tonnes)        
Specific Impulse (m/s)        

Basing Mode Silo/Ground mobile
Launching Technique  
Deployed boosters  
Test Boosters  
Warheads Deployed  
Deployment Sites  
Training Launchers  
Space Booster Variant No


Full mass120 t
TPK length~22 m
TPK diameter~2.0 m
Propulsion power800 HP
engine typeV-shaped 12-cylinder turbocharged diesel YaMZ-847
Chassis typeeight-axle wheeled chassis with hydromechanical transmission
Wheel formula16x16
Fuel range500 km
Movement speed:
on paved roads40 km/h
on dirt roads30 km/h
through the explored area15 km/h
Warranty period of operation15 years

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