RT-1

Summary

RT-1
TypeIntercontinental ballistic missile
Place of originUSSR
Specifications
Mass35,500 kg (78,300 lb)
Length18.3 m (60 ft)
Diameter2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Warhead600–1000 kt nuclear warhead

The RT-1 was an early intercontinental ballistic missile design that was tested but not deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was not assigned a NATO reporting name, but did carry the GRAU index 8K95.[1]

Development was led by OKB-1 (S. P. Korolev),[1] and a total of nine flight tests were carried out, of which the two first failed, with the last launch taking place in June 1963.[2] Two versions of the RT-1 were developed, with the first failing its first flight, but succeeding in its second in 1961. A second version was tested in 1965 with three flights, of which two failed. The RT-1 program was cancelled before any service.[citation needed]

Operators

 Soviet Union
The Strategic Rocket Forces were to operate the RT-1, but the program was cancelled before service entry.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Chertok, Boris (2009). "Correcting the Great Ones' Mistakes". In Siddiqui, Asif (ed.). Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 170. ISBN 9780160817335. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2020. Alt URL
  2. ^ Chertok, Boris (2009). "Correcting the Great Ones' Mistakes". In Siddiqui, Asif (ed.). Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 172. ISBN 9780160817335. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2020. Alt URL