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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Killman369547 (1 месяц назад)
should use one of these on ISIS
Karfarov UA (5 мес. назад)
It's a Ukrainian missile made in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Gowtham N (2 мес. назад)
US has a missile which can carry 12.
Dave Müller (1 месяц назад)
No smooke trail thats a awsome misile
Shayd (4 мес. назад)
I though Tsar bomb was the most powerfull.
Yacine Benabid (6 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 (4 мес. назад)
This isn't the most 'powerful', without it carry nukes or anything it's
SnipeYouFromMars (6 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
Jimwel Sandoval (5 мес. назад)
where it is going?
Stack0413 (16 дн. назад)
We can build unnecessary BS like this but we can't figure out a way to get
Sarttee (15 дн. назад)
ever wonder why russias nuclear missiles always work, yet they have so many
space bound rockets that fail?
Marceli Firlej (3 мес. назад)
If you blow the planet, It will be hard to find another planet like this in
Universe for the God to have nice animals like on Earth.
金辉 (1 месяц назад)
bomb us plz!!!!!!
King Porus (1 месяц назад)
love russian weapons,,,,,,,,,,greetings frm india
Sérgio Bantam (1 месяц назад)
10 mísseis desses arrasam um país de 9.000.000 de km² num piscar de olhos.
Seria bom que muitos pensassem sobre isso.
Será que vale a pena deixar controladores do Poder sacrificar países em
prol de seus interesses?
Alguns povos deveriam ser mais prudentes, pois na hora do Míssil detonar
não dá para retroceder e nem ONU ou OTAN conseguirão salvar alguém.
Chris Zexot (1 месяц назад)
In the Danish launguage (Sorry if i spelled wrong) "Satan" means Devil.
SevenExxes (7 мес. назад)
Thumbnail shows a massive explosion. No explosion in the video.
ImmaMimoMee (7 мес. назад)
#ROFL. Theres no explotion at all. Ah, maybe you cut the best part.
Justin hughes (4 мес. назад)
What a stupid fucking video. Fuck why didn't you say it was a rocket, I
would rather watch an M-80 explode than this stupid shit.
Hephep madsen (2 мес. назад)
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