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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.

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

Development was led by OKB-1 (S. P. Korolev), and a total of five flight tests were carried out, of which two were successful. 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.

OperatorsEdit

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

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