WORLDS MOST POWERFUL NUCLEAR MISSILE ever built Russian SS-18 Satan can carry 10 Nuclear Bombs

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The R-36, (Russian: Р-36) is a family of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and space launch vehicles designed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The original R-36 was produced under the Soviet industry designation 8K67 and was given the NATO reporting name SS-9 Scarp. The later version, the R-36M was produced under the GRAU designations 15A14 and 15A18 and was given the NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan. This missile was viewed by certain U.S. analysts as giving the Soviet Union first strike advantage over the U.S., particularly because of its very heavy throw weight and extremely large number of re-entry vehicles. Some versions of the R-36M were deployed with 10 warheads and up to 40 penetration aids and the missile's high throw-weight made it theoretically capable of carrying more warheads or penetration aids. Contemporary U.S. missiles, such as the Minuteman III, carried up to three warheads at most.

The R-36 (SS-9) is a two-stage rocket powered by a liquid bipropellant, with UDMH as fuel and nitrogen tetroxide as an oxidizer. It carries one of three types of re-entry vehicles (RVs) developed especially for this missile:
The Mod 1 and Mod 2 carried single nuclear warheads of 18 and 25 megatons (mt) of TNT yield respectively.
The Mod 4 carried three re-entry vehicles (MRV).

An additional version, the Mod 3, was proposed (it was to be a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS), a missile that travels through space in a low-earth orbit), but was not adopted due to the Outer Space Treaty.

The R-36P missile was developed to carry the Mod 4 warhead, while the R-36O (the letter O) was to be for the Mod 3 FOBS. R-36 and R-36P missiles were hot launched from their silos.

The R-36M (SS-18) is similar to the R-36 in design, but has the capacity to mount a MIRV payload of 10 warheads, each with a 550--750 kt yield, or a single warhead of up to 20 mt. Throw-weight of the missile is 8,800 kg. This makes the Soviet R-36 the world's heaviest ICBM; for comparison, the heaviest US ICBM (the retired LGM-118 Peacekeeper, that carried 10 warheads of 300 kT each) had less than a half of this at 4,000 kg. The R-36M has two stages. The first is a 460,000 kgf (4.5 MN) thrust motor with four combustion chambers and nozzles. The second stage is a single-chamber 77,000 kgf (755 kN) thrust motor.
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Комментарии (416)

Oscar Banuelos (8 дн. назад)
I fucking hate this missile. I had to live with these things aimed right at
me since 1967. Unlike most of my American compatriots I had to go to the
university library to look these things up. My response was to smoke a lot
more weed and drink a lot more tequila than I should have. I don't blame
the Soviet people; they had a right to defend themselves. I find it useless
to blame one side more than the other for the Cold War. Ultimately, what
disgusts me the most, is that humans cannot reason or negotiate in good
faith because there are too many fucking psychopaths everywhere. The only
language that nations understand is the language of pain and death. In
their essence, nation states are nothing but elaborate street gangs. 
Zanye skype (1 месяц назад)
if they ever use this. earths atmosphere would die 
Killman369547 (2 мес. назад)
should use one of these on ISIS
Nelson f1 fan (1 месяц назад)
How about using 10 of those on uk
Gowtham N (3 мес. назад)
US has a missile which can carry 12.
Hk ispee (3 дн. назад)
I wish Russia ruled the world.

There are too many asian, balcks in Uk now.
300tank (14 ч. назад)
We can still shoot it down with a laser beam that costs less then a dollar
per use. If they try to launch they would know that we would take it out
over a populated area in Russia before it even started the ocean route
NepaliBabuMadeInNepala (5 дн. назад)
what's the use of making all this?
lord buddha and lord shiva mahadev will never forgive these sinners. 
XJIOP (26 дн. назад)
nice! please send one to usa
Karfarov UA (6 мес. назад)
It's a Ukrainian missile made in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Amanda gray (1 месяц назад)
Majed8192 (2 мес. назад)
I started to believe that the world will ever never unite together unless
if aliens somehow existed and invaded earth :(
Dave Müller (2 мес. назад)
No smooke trail thats a awsome misile
Shayd (6 мес. назад)
I though Tsar bomb was the most powerfull.
Yacine Benabid (7 мес. назад)
for those who ask for explosion, you will see the explosion in your country
when the WW III start soon. Just be patient 
Josh Bell (5 мес. назад)
This isn't the most 'powerful', without it carry nukes or anything it's
harmless.
SnipeYouFromMars (7 мес. назад)
This is no longer the most powerful nuke built. It's the 100 megaton USSR
"TSAR Bomba" as of today. It is twice as powerful as the most powerful one
tested (50Mt). 
TeqThatShot (14 дн. назад)
Where tf is it goin
Jimwel Sandoval (6 мес. назад)
where it is going?
Igor savenkov (1 месяц назад)
So Russia could bomb north KARREA with 1 bomb and we would not have them
threatening us anymore