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SS-N-17 Snipe SLBM

Country of Origin: Russia


The first Soviet solid-fuel submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the SS-N-17 Snipe was deployed in only one modified YANKEE-class ballistic-missile submarine. This missile was also the first with a post-boost vehicle (PBV) or "bus" to aim the single re-entry vehicle. Despite its improved accuracy, the SS-N-17 was not deployed beyond the one unit.

The missile is a bullet-shaped cylinder.

The missile was boosted out of its dry launch tube by gases produced from a...

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