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SS-5 missiles

SS-5These 79 feet long, one-stage missiles had a range of 2,500 miles and carried single one-megaton warheads.

They were remarkable for their blunt noses and absence of tail fins. Big fuel-tanks increased their thrust, making them more powerful than SS-4s.

Their all-inertial guidance systems enhanced their reliability in flight and accuracy, giving them a CEP of 0.7 miles.

They could be fired from fixed and protected pads or from mobile platforms.

First developed in 1958, SS-5s were deployed after April 1961. They were decommissioned in 1984.


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