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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Majed8192 (21 дн. назад)
I started to believe that the world will ever never unite together unless
if aliens somehow existed and invaded earth :(
Mr2pint (1 месяц назад)
Before this thing got to 200 feet in the air the US would have shot it out
of the sky. Back to the drawing board Russia. Besides that, they're all
drunk, and probably unable to get the thing launched let alone targeted at
the right country lol.
Robert Hewett (1 месяц назад)
...and the nukes fell like raindrops, a symphony of total destruction
conducted by the critically insane whose souls are beyond black, hell fire
rained down upon the inhabitants of the Earth in a never ending crescendo
of earth shattering proportions until the people cried out not for relief,
but for death.
Billy Severt (2 мес. назад)
It's not about who has the biggest nukes, it's about who can put the most
nukes on target first... A US boomer sub could park 24 Trident II's (each
able to carry up to eight 475kt warheads) anywhere in the world in the time
it takes to fuel/prep for launch a land based ICBM. And we have 14 boomer
subs... that's 336 missiles, at max payload, 2688 warheads.... enough to
completely obliterate the eastern hemisphere... and do it in about 30-35
minutes from launch to impact.
Karfarov UA (4 мес. назад)
It's a Ukrainian missile made in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Abdullah Mikail (1 месяц назад)
This posting is false. During SALT II treaty negotiations with the Soviets,
that had over estimated the power of our ballistic fleet thinking we were
carrying warheads in far greater numbers than they were, insisted on
limiting the number of warheads and demanded it as a red line. We
acquiesced and agreed and signed the treaty. Then we ADDED capability to
our FBM fleet by increasing the number of warheads to meet the treaty
limitations. Our FBM's have always been more powerful, more accurate, more
capable, and more reliable than the Soviets...ahem, Russians.
TheEsotericDesi (3 дн. назад)
I just love it how missiles exit the silo or their canister and stall for a
split second... :-P
Lvduggo69 (2 мес. назад)
If fuckashima can effect the worlds ocean & food , I won't worry about ww3
till I see the USA dismantling the power plants , cuz either plague , or
nuke war , no one will live , even if the rich think they can stay in their
billion $ bunkers. Stop worrying about shit like this , cuz it would only
happen on a small scale. Dirty Bomb shit might , but no crazy war where
Russia & USA would let loose at one & other.
Dave Müller (13 дн. назад)
No smooke trail thats a awsome misile
金辉 (14 дн. назад)
bomb us plz!!!!!!
Shayd (4 мес. назад)
I though Tsar bomb was the most powerfull.
Yacine Benabid (5 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
King Porus (18 дн. назад)
love russian weapons,,,,,,,,,,greetings frm india
Chris Zexot (19 дн. назад)
In the Danish launguage (Sorry if i spelled wrong) "Satan" means Devil.
Josh Bell (3 мес. назад)
This isn't the most 'powerful', without it carry nukes or anything it's
Sérgio Bantam (22 дн. 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.
SnipeYouFromMars (5 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
The Alaskan Viking (4 мес. назад)
UNITED STATES KICKS A$$
Fukc hoe (1 месяц назад)
lol the fuckin comments on this video i cannot describe the stupidity of
Jimwel Sandoval (4 мес. назад)
where it is going?
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