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Land-Based Strategic Weapons
SS-18 Satan (RS-20)
SS-18 Year deployed: 1975
Dimensions: 36.5 meters (length), 3.0 meters (diameter)
Weight: 211,100 kilograms
Propulsion: 2-stage liquid fuel plus PBV, cold launch
Range: Model 4 - 11,000 kilometers, Model 5 - unknown, Model 6 - unknown
Guidance: Computer-controlled Inertial for booster and PBV
Warhead: Model 4 with 10 warheads, Model 5 with 10 warheads, or Model 6 with one warhead
Locations: Uzhur - 52, Aleysk - 30, Kartaly - 46, Dombaroskiy - 52
Number deployed: 180 missiles


SS-19 Stiletto (RS-18)
SS-19 Year deployed: 1982
Dimensions: 27 meters (length), 2.5 meters (diameter)
Weight: 105,600 kilograms
Propulsion: 2-stage liquid fuel plus PBV
Range: 10,000 kilometers
Guidance: Inertial, with onboard digital computer, and PBV
Warhead: 6 MIRVs
Locations: Tatischevo - 107, Kozel'sk - 60
Number deployed: 167 missiles


SS-24 Scalpel (RS-22 Molodets)
SS-24 Year deployed: 1987
Dimensions: 23.8 meters (length), 2.4 meters (diameter)
Weight: 104,500 kilograms
Propulsion: 3-stage Solid plus PBV, cold launch
Range: 10,000 kilometers
Guidance: Computer-controlled Inertial plus PBV
Warhead: 10 warheads
Locations: Bershet - 12 (rail), Kostroma - 12 (rail), Krasnoyarsk - 12 (rail), Tatishchevo - 10 (silo)
Number deployed: 46 missiles


SS-25 Sickle (RS-12 Topol)
SS-25 Year deployed: 1985
Dimensions: 21.5 meters length, 1.8 meters diameter
Weight: 45,100 kilograms
Propulsion: 3-stage solid-fuel plus PBV, cold launch
Range: 10,500 kilometers
Guidance: Presumed Inertial with onboard digital computers
Warhead: Single warhead
Locations: Irkutsk - 36, Kansk - 46, Novosibirsk - 45, Yoshkar-Ola - 36, Nizhniy Tagil - 45, Yur'ya - 45, Teykovo - 36, Vypolzpvp - 9, Barnaul - 36, Drovyanaya - 18
Number deployed: 352 missiles (~600-700 planned)




Sea-Based Strategic Weapons
SS-N-18 SS-N-18 Stingray SLBM Model 1 (RSM-50)
Year deployed: 1982
Dimensions: Estimated 15.6 meters (length), 1.8 meters (diameter)
Weight: 35,300 kilograms
Propulsion: 2-stage liquid fuel plus PBV
Range: 6,500 kilometers
Guidance: Stellar Inertial
Warhead: 3 MIRVs
Locations: 13 Delta III submarines
Number deployed: 208 missiles


SS-N-20 Sturgeon (RSM-52)
SS-N-20 Year deployed: 1981
Dimensions: 18 meters (length), 2.4 meters (diameter)
Weight: 84,000 kilograms
Propulsion: 3-stage solid fuel plus PBV
Range: 8,300 kilometers
Guidance: Inertial plus stellar reference update, computer-controlled PBV
Warhead: 10 MIRVs
Locations: 6 Typhoon submarines
Number deployed: 120 missiles


SS-N-23 Skiff (RSM-54)
SS-N-23 Year deployed: 1985
Dimensions: Estimated 16.8 meters (length), 1.9 meters (diameter)
Propulsion: 3 stages, liquid fuel plus PBV
Range: 8,300 kilometers
Guidance: Inertial plus stellar reference update, computer-controlled PBV
Warhead: 4 MIRVs
Locations: 7 Delta IV submarines
Number deployed: 112 missiles


AS-16 Kickback SRAM (Kh-15P)
AS-16 Year deployed: 1988
Dimensions: 5.0 meters (length), .45 meters (diameter), .9 meters (tailspan)
Weight: 1,200 kilograms
Propulsion: Solid fuel
Range: 200 kilometers
Guidance: Presumed Inertial
Locations: Bear H and Blackjack bombers
Number deployed: Unknown




Air-Based Strategic Weapons
AS-15 Kent ALCM (Kh-55 or RKV-500)
AS-15 Year deployed: 1984
Dimensions: 6 meters (length), 3.1 meter (wingspan), .51 meters (body diameter)
Weight: 1,500 kilograms
Propulsion: turbofan
Range: 3,000 kilometers
Guidance: Inertial with terrain mapping
Locations: Bear H and Blackjack bombers
Number deployed: Unknown, ~600 missiles





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