Most Advanced Missile In The World

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posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 03:54 AM
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Current what is the worlds most powerful ICBM. Is it still the SS-18, I don't think its the most advanced but it is the most powerful


Or do the Americans have something better ? huh



Lets just hope thats not pointing towards America



Lets hope it stays there >_




posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 04:39 AM
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What is it called? What kind of platform can it be launched from? What country is currently in posession of one?



posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by waternorth
What is it called? What kind of platform can it be launched from? What country is currently in posession of one?


SS-18 Nato Code Name: SATAN
Ground Based ICBM


Deployment Sites
START Locale US-Designation
Aleysk in Altai (30) Aleysk
Derzhavinsk near Akmolinsk (52) Imeni Gastello
Dombarovsky-3 near Orenbourg (64) Dombarovskiy
Kartaly-6 near Chelyabinsk (46) Kartaly
Uzhur-4 near Krasnoyarsk (64) Uzhur
Zhangiz-Tobe near Seminpalatinsk (52) Zhangiz Tobe

SS-18



posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 07:42 AM
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The most powerful ICBM is the LGM-118A Peacekeeper.

Specifications
Primary function: Intercontinental ballistic missile
Contractor: Basing: Boeing Aerospace and Electronics; assembly and test: Martin Marietta and Denver Aerospace
Power Plant: First three stages, solid-propellant; fourth stage, storable liquid (by Thiokol, Aerojet, Hercules and Rocketdyne)
Length: 71 feet (21.8 meters)
Weight: 195,000 pounds (87,750 kilograms) including re-entry vehicles
Diameter: 7 feet, 8 inches (2.3 meters)
Range: Greater than 6,000 miles (5,217 nautical miles)
Speed: Approximately 15,000 miles per hour at burnout (Mach 20 at sea level)
Guidance system: Inertial; integration by Rockwell, IMU by Northrop and Rockwell
Warheads: 10 Avco MK 21 re-entry vehicles
Yield:
Circular Error Probable:
Date Deployed: December 1986
Unit Cost: $70 million
Inventory: Active force, 50; ANG, 0; Reserve, 0
From htto://www.globalsecurity.org






posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 05:54 AM
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Yes the Peacekeeper is impressive, but the sheer ability of the SS-18 Satan is uncompareable, with 10 MIRV, it has far more power than the Peacekeeper.

Year Deployed: ~1975
Dimensions: 36.5 meters length, 3.0 meters diameter
Weight: 211,100 kilograms
Propulsion: Two stage liquid fuel plus PBV, cold launch
Throw-weight: 8,800 kilograms
Range: Mod 4 - 11,000 kilometers, Mod 5 - unknown, Mod 6 - unknown
Guidance: Computer-controlled inertial for booster and PBV
Circular Error Probable: 250 meters
Warhead: Mod 4 with 10 warheads, Mod 5 with 10 warheads, or Mod 6 with one warhead
Yield: Mod 4 - 500 kilotons each, Mod 5 - 750 kilotons each, Mod 6 - 20 megatons
Locations: Uzhur - 52, Aleysk - 30, Kartaly - 46, Dombaroskiy - 52
Number Deployed: 168 missiles
Primary Contractor: Yangel Design Bureau

And the number of these beasts deployed is amazing


[edit on 14-10-2004 by Kenshin]



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 07:16 AM
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I've never seen anything as impressive as the "Cold launch" that the Peacekeeper has. The missile is thrown out of the silo by a compressed air charge, and the engines don't come on until it's over 50 feet in the air. While other missiles may have more punch, the Peacekeeper makes up for it with an impressive cycle rate. Since there's no fire damage to the silo on launches, they can drop in another missile and launch again right away.

Watch a launch (Movie at bottom of page)



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by jetsetter
The most powerful ICBM is the LGM-118A Peacekeeper.

Specifications
Primary function: Intercontinental ballistic missile
Contractor: Basing: Boeing Aerospace and Electronics; assembly and test: Martin Marietta and Denver Aerospace
Power Plant: First three stages, solid-propellant; fourth stage, storable liquid (by Thiokol, Aerojet, Hercules and Rocketdyne)
Length: 71 feet (21.8 meters)
Weight: 195,000 pounds (87,750 kilograms) including re-entry vehicles
Diameter: 7 feet, 8 inches (2.3 meters)
Range: Greater than 6,000 miles (5,217 nautical miles)
Speed: Approximately 15,000 miles per hour at burnout (Mach 20 at sea level)
Guidance system: Inertial; integration by Rockwell, IMU by Northrop and Rockwell
Warheads: 10 Avco MK 21 re-entry vehicles
Yield:
Circular Error Probable:
Date Deployed: December 1986
Unit Cost: $70 million
Inventory: Active force, 50; ANG, 0; Reserve, 0
From htto://www.globalsecurity.org





impresive



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 04:41 PM
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Something that always makes me laugh about missiles is they spend 1000's developing, testing and launching them, but they can only be used once!!!



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 09:08 PM
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all those missiles for the peace
$70 millions to help the poor people and the sick childrens



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by dbates
I've never seen anything as impressive as the "Cold launch" that the Peacekeeper has. The missile is thrown out of the silo by a compressed air charge, and the engines don't come on until it's over 50 feet in the air. While other missiles may have more punch, the Peacekeeper makes up for it with an impressive cycle rate. Since there's no fire damage to the silo on launches, they can drop in another missile and launch again right away.

Watch a launch (Movie at bottom of page)


providing that the silo isn't destroyed or irradiated from an enemy counter attack.



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by Kenshin
Current what is the worlds most powerful ICBM. Is it still the SS-18, I don't think its the most advanced but it is the most powerful


Or do the Americans have something better ? huh



We dont need it, our CEP is so damn good that we can do it with 250kT instead of 25MT.


By the way, the newer russian ones are getting lots better and smaller.



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 09:24 PM
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I believe the SS-18 also has cold launch capability

thanks,
drfunk



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by drfunk
I believe the SS-18 also has cold launch capability

thanks,
drfunk


according to globalsecurity.com it does:


The SS-18 was deployed in modified SS-9 silos, and employed a cold-launch technique with the missile being ejected from the silo prior to main engine ignition.



posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 11:50 PM
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Most powerfull =/= best.

Peacekeeper is the best



posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 10:57 AM
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The SS-18 is the most powwerful if you are using throw weight as your guide. However the MX is to date the most advanced ICBM ever produced and its 20 years old. As far as I know the MX was the first to deploy MARV's the Mk 500 I think ?



posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 03:56 PM
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nevermind


[edit on 15-10-2004 by poirot]



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by Kenshin
Most Advanced Missile In The World

SS-27 TOPOL-M


- both silo and mobile launched
- aided by a Glonass-based "Terminator" satellite navigation system
- operational since 1997
- foundation for Russian strategic nuclear arsenal by 2015.


"The SS-27 is currently portrayed by Russian accounts as being immune to any ABM defense the United States can put into being. The missile is capable of making evasive maneuvers as it approaches its target, enabling it to evade any terminal phase interceptors."

"The silo-based version has been reported to be able to withstand a direct nuclear warhead hit on its silo, and the missile itself is hardened against EMP."

55 Sec. VIDEO (wmv file compressed into zip file)



there is also submarine launched version - SS-NX-30 Bulava

"The SS-27 can currently strike any target within the continental United States and the placement of SS-NX-30 missiles would enable worldwide deployment. The placement of such advanced missiles on modern submarines would make it nearly impossible to successfully prevent a missile launch, while current ABM technology is insufficient to prevent its successful impact."



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 03:17 AM
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Of course, that assumes that the missle actually works. In the last Russian war games, it was proven that their missles didn't.



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
Of course, that assumes that the missle actually works. In the last Russian war games, it was proven that their missles didn't.

of course they do. did you see that video, that ICBM worked.
they are designed to work, not f** up on launch.
few might fail, but other surely will get the target

current topol-m icbm have life span of about 34 months. they are upgrading them so life span will increase to 15 years.

and btw, this one takes 2 minutes to prepare for launch


PS: we are discussing which is most advanced ICBM, not which ICBM will fail on launch



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 09:44 AM
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I'll nod to the peacekepper.

I'm really not big on the SS-18 SATAN as one happens to be targeted on a site about a mile from me.





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