Approximately the size of the U.S. Minuteman ICBM, the SS-25 carries a single-warhead atop a three stage system. The SS-25 is road mobile, making the missile inherently survivable and capable of reload/refire operations. It can fire from field deployment sites or through the sliding roof garage it occupies at its base. The SS-25 joined operational Soviet SRF regiments in 1985. A total area of approximately 190,000 square kilometers could be required to deploy a force consisting of 500 road-mobile SS-25 ICBMs. A much higher number of personnel for the maintenance of the mobile versions than for the fixed missiles, and the maintenance and operation of mobile ICBMs are significantly more expensive.
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Links: fas.org
By: kjfitz
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