Skip to comments.Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM
Posted on 04/15/2014 1:30:39 AM PDT by Libloather
Russias military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine.
The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russias Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow.
The main purpose of the launch is to validate the reliability of a batch of this class of missiles made at the Votkinsk Plant, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov told state-run Interfax-AVN.
An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, Yegorov said. The distance is around 3,500 miles.
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....this just keeps on getting better and better....
did they finally get the plans from hillary?
she got them to the chinese 15 years ago... i guess ‘reset’ means ‘what would you like?’
Time to dust off the old MIRV buses and get down to business. IIRC the MX could carry 10, MMIII three...
This should give our druken Veep something to talk about when he visits the New Soviet Union. Like, Vodka.
It looks like a giant olive drab dildo on wheels.
We do the same thing.
Gee....what IS this new-fangled type of MULTIPLE WARHEAD?
I know! Let’s call it a Multiple Independently targeted Reentry Vehicle - we can call it MIRV! Eureka.
As the US keeps up with its’ unilateral disarmament except when it comes to the civilian defense force that attacked the Bundy ranch. Now we know what he meant by civilian defense force. Not to protect but to protect from.
At the same time, Obama, working on behalf of America’s enemies, is dismantling the U.S. multiple warhead ICBMs, ensuring that each missile only carries a single warhead. Irrespective of design capabilities.
AND, Obama is castrating our SLBM force by disabling several launch tubes in each Sub.
Did I mention that Obama has also ensured our most advanced aircraft are NOT nuclear capable.
“It looks like a giant olive drab dildo on wheels.”
And we’re all gonna get screwed.
It looks like a really good idea ... too bad Jimmy Carter was a wuss and “Tip” O’Neill was a communist. We should have something along the same lines, but better.
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Anyone have any idea how many MIRVs the SS-27 M2 throws?
I nosed around a bit, but didn’t see any firm information. I figure Russia will brag about it soon enough.
Their older designs had as many as ten warheads per missile.
The 1980s called, and they want their foreign policy back.
There was a rumor of two but AFAIK, one.”
That was the M1 version. The article mentions that ‘An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula’, I’m curious as to what that number might be.
“About .55 megatons to .6 megaton.
Enough to cause a bad day wherever it comes down.”
That’s for sure, 600 KT is the more than the yield of our SLBM Trident II warheads (475 KT), and forty times the explosive force of the Hiroshima bomb...
Interestingly, our Trident IIs were designed to carry up to 14 warheads, but the SORT 1 treaty reduces this to “4 or 5”, according to Wikipedia.
bump for later.