Russian Ballistic Missile Models

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Name: R-36M2 Voevoda
Other names: SS-18 Mod 5 “Satan”
Type: Ballistic
Length: 34m
Diameter: 3m
Payload: Ten 550-750kt warheads
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: Operationally Deployed

Source:
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

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Name: RT-2PM Topol
Other names: RS-12M, SS-25 “Sickle” 
Type: Ballistic
Length: 21m
Diameter: 1.8m
Payload: One 550 kt warhead
Range: 10,500km
Status: Operationally Deployed

Sources:
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, “Russian Nuclear Forces 2014,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 70 no. 2, March/April 2014, 75-85, http://thebulletin.org.

Pavel Podvig, “Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces,” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 30 January 2004.

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Name: RT-2UTTKh Topol-M
Other names: RS-12M1, RS-12M2, SS-27 Mod 1 "Sickle B" 
Type: Ballistic
Length: 23m
Diameter: 2m
Payload: One 750-800 kt warhead
Range: 11,000km
Status: Operationally Deployed

Sources:
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, “Russian Nuclear Forces 2014,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 70 no. 2, March/April 2014, 75-85, http://thebulletin.org.

Pavel Podvig, “Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces,” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 30 January 2004. ________________________________________________________________________________________

Name: RS-24 Yars
Other names: SS-27 Mod 2
Type: Ballistic
Length: 23m
Diameter: 2m
Payload: Four 100 kt warheads
Range: 11,000km
Status: Operationally Deployed

Sources:
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, “Russian Nuclear Forces 2014,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 70 no. 2, March/April 2014, 75-85, http://thebulletin.org.

Pavel Podvig, “Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces,” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 30 January 2004.
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Name: RSM-56 Bulava
Other names: SS-NX-32
Type: Ballistic
Length: 12m
Diameter: 2m
Payload: Six 100 kt warheads
Range: 8,000+km
Status: Operationally Deployed

Sources:
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, “Russian Nuclear Forces 2014,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 70 no. 2, March/April 2014, 75-85, http://thebulletin.org.

Pavel Podvig, “Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces,” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 30 January 2004.

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Name: RS-26 Rubezh
Other names: РС-26 Рубеж
Type: Ballistic
Length: 18.5m
Diameter: 2m
Payload: MIRV (3)
Range: 2050km+
Status: Testing

Sources: 
“Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat,” National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2013, www.afisr.af.mil.

Hans Kristensen, "Russian Missile Test Creates Confusion and Opposition in Washington", Federation of American Scientists, 3 July 2013, fas.org.

Jeffrey Lewis, "An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by any Other Name", Foreign Policy, 25 April 2014, foriegnpolicy.org.

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Name: R-500
Other names: 9M728 
Type: Cruise Missile
Length: approximately 7m*
Diameter: approximately .5m
Range: 500km
Status: Operationally Deployed

*total length with booster rocket

Sources:

Jeffrey Lewis, "Russian Cruise Missiles Revisited", Arms Control Wonk, October 27 2015, http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/ 

Pavel Podvig, "Cruise Missiles and INF - What About 9M729?", Russian strategic nuclear forces,June 2015, russianforces.org

May 14, 2014
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