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Deadliest Nuclear Missiles

1. R-36M2 – ICBM SATAN (Soviet Union/Russia)
The R-36M (SS-18 Satan) is the world's longest range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The Satan is a weapon which caused a lot of concern for American military planners.

Technical Specifications/Wiki Details

Manufacturer- Yuzhny machine-Building Plant

Weight- 209,600 kg

Length- 32.2m

Range- 16,000km

Weight- 8.8t

Speed- 7.9km/sec

Diameter- 3.05m

Warhead- Three Stage Fission-Fussion-Fission,over 20 Mt of TNT

Detonation Mechanism- Airburst-Airbust

Engine- Two-Stage Liquid Propellent

Operational Range- 10,200-16,000 km

Guidance System- Inertial, Autonomous

Accuracy-220-700m CEP

Launch System- Silo

2. DF-41, DongFENG-41 or East wind-41 (China)
DF-41 operational range could make the DF-41 the world's longest ranged missile, surpassing the range of the US Minuteman, which has a reported range of 13,000 km.

Technical Specifications/Wiki Details
Manufacturer- China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)

Weight- ~80,000 kilograms

Length- 21 metres

Diameter- 2.25 m

Warhead- possibly up to 10 MIRVs (single 1 Mt or MIRV with selectable 20, 90, 150, 250 kt)

Engine- Three stage solid fuel rocket

Operational Range- 12,000–15,000 kilometres

Speed- Mach 25

Guidance System- Inertial with BeiDou

Launch System- Silo, road mobile

3. UGM-133 Trident II – SLBM (USA/UK)
The UGM-133A Trident II, or Trident D5 is a submarine-launched ballistic missile, built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, and deployed with the US and Royal Navies.

Technical Specifications/Wiki Details
Manufacturer- Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Weight- 59,000 kg

Length- 13.579m

Diameter- 2.11m

Warhead- Multiple W88 or W76 thermonuclear weapons

Engine- Three Solid-Fuel Rocket motors; First & second stage – Thiokol/Hercules solid-fueled rocket; third stage – United Technologies Corp. solid-fueled rocket

Operational Range- With Full Load 7,840 kilometres ‘with reduced load 11,300 km

Speed- 29,020 km/h

Guidance system- MK 6 Astro-inertial guidance

Steering System- Single Movable Nozzle Actuated by a Gas Generator

Accuracy- 90-120m CEP

Launch Platform-Ballistic missile Submarine

4. R-29RMU Sineva (RSM-54), Russia - 11,547km

R-29RMU Sineva, also known as RSM-54 (NATO code name: SS-N-23 Skiff), is a Russian third-generation, submarine-launched ICBM. The missile can be carried by Delta IV class submarines of the Russian Navy.

Technical Specification/Wiki Details

Manufacturer- Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant

Weight-40 tons




maximum range- 11,547km during test

Engine-Three-Stage Liquid Propellant

Guidance System- Astro-inertial with GLONASS

5. LGM-30G Minuteman III – ICBM (USA)
The LGM-30 Minuteman is a US land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command. As of 2014, the LGM-30G Minuteman III version is the only land-based ICBM in service in the United States. The Minuteman was the first MIRV-capable missile.

Technical Specification/Wiki Details
Manufacturer- Boeing

Weight- 36,030 kg

Diameter- 1.67 m

Warhead- W62 of 170 kt TNT

Engine- Three solid-propellant rocket motors; First Stage ATK refurbished M55A1; Second Stage ATK refurbished SR-19; Third Stage ATK refurbished SR-73

Operational range- 6000+ miles

Flight Altitude- 700 miles

Speed- 24,000 km/h

Guidance system- Inertial

Launch Platform- Missile Silo (MLCC)

The M51 SLBM is a submarine-launched ballistic missile, built by Astrium, and deployed with the French Navy.

Technical Specifications/Wiki Details
Manufacturer-EADS Astrium Space Transportation

Weight- 52,000 kg

Diameter- 2.3m

Warhead- 6 to 10 TN 75 MIRV 107 kiloton (kt) (420 TJ),with penetration aids.

Engine-Three stage Solid-fuel rocket(Ammonium perchlorate composite propellent)

Operational Range- 8,000-10,000 km

Guidance System- Astro-intertial guidance.Galileo Satellite navigation system

Launch Platform- Triumphant class submarines

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