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RT-2PM2 Topol-M

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Topol-M
SS-27 "Sickle B"
A Topol-M (in its container) on MZKT-79221 mobile launcher during rehearsals for the 2012 Moscow Victory Day Parade.
TypeIntercontinental ballistic missile
Place of originRussia
Service history
In serviceDecember 1997–present
Used byRussian Strategic Missile Troops
Production history
DesignerMoscow Institute of Thermal Technology
ManufacturerVotkinsk Machine Building Plant
ProducedDecember 1994–2010
Specifications
Mass47,200 kg (104,000 lb)
Length22.7 m (74 ft)
Diameter1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Warhead1 x 1.0 Mt [1]

EngineThree-stage Solid-fuel rocket
Operational
range
11,000 km (6,800 mi)
Maximum speed 7,520 metres per second (27,100 km/h; 16,800 mph; Mach 22)[2]
Guidance
system
Inertial with GLONASS[3]
Accuracy200 m CEP[2]
Launch
platform
Silo, road-mobile TEL

The RT-2PM2 «Topol-M» (Russian: РТ-2ПМ2 «Тополь-М», NATO reporting name: SS-27 "Sickle B"[4], other names: SS-27 Mod 1,[5][6] RS-12M1, RS-12M2, formerly incorrectly RT-2UTTKh)[7] is one of the most recent intercontinental ballistic missiles to be deployed by Russia.[8] It is the first to be made after the fall of the Soviet Union. It was designed from the RT-2PM Topol mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.

References[change | change source]

  1. SIPRI Yearbook Online 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Topol-M: Missile Defense Penetrator by Michal Fiszer". Mputtre.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  3. www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org. "Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance » SS-27 / Topol-M". missiledefenseadvocacy.org.
  4. "SS-27 Sickle B". Deagel.com. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  5. "Russian ICBM Force Modernization: Arms Control Please!".
  6. "Crowdsourcing Russian ICBMs". www.armscontrolwonk.com.
  7. RS-12M1/2 Topol-M (SS-27/RT-2PM2) (Russian Federation), Offensive weapons
  8. "RT-2PM2 Topol-M (SS-27 Mod 1 "Sickle B")". Missile Threat. Retrieved 2022-04-25.

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