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SS-17 Spanker ICBM

Country of Origin: Russia


The SS-17 is a fourth-generation liquid-fuel, two-stage ICBM that replaced some of the SS-11 Segos in limited numbers in the Russian/Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces. It was the first Soviet ICBM to have a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) and the first to use a cold launch system to simplify reloading.

The missile was a long cylinder. Some variants may have had a slimmer second stage with a conical nose.

The missiles were deployed in modernized silos of the...

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