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SS-7 Saddler ICBM

Country of Origin: Russia


The SS-7 or R-16 was a baseline two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile with a monoblock warhead. It was a ground-launched missile fired from the Sheksna-N missile complex, which comprised two launchers, command post and a fuel depot.

The SS-7 was the second operational Soviet ICBM and the first deployed in substantial numbers, beginning in 1962. It had a storable liquid-rocket motor and a 3-megaton nuclear warhead. The Mod 3 variant came into service in 1963 and had a...

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