Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

The Strategic Missile Troops or Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or RVSN RF are a military branch of the Russian Military that controls Russia’s land-based ICBMs. The Strategic Rocket Forces were created on December 17, 1959 as the main Soviet force used for attacking an enemy’s offensive nuclear weapons, military facilities, and industrial infrastructure, so today they celebtate their 52nd anniversary. Congratulations! Now we want to take you to the RVSN training center in Mirny and watch intercontinental ballistic missile launching in Plesetsk. Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

We are at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

This is a mobile cafeteria.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

The RT-2UTTKh ‘Topol-M’ is one of the most recent intercontinental ballistic missiles of Russia. Specifications: Weight: 47200 kg (104,000 lb); Length: 22.7 m (74.47 ft); Diameter: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in); Warhead: Single 800 kt warhead; Engine: Three-stage solid propellant; Range: 11,000 km (6,800 mi); Speed: 10,800 mph (17,400 km/h); System: Inertial with GLONASS; Accuracy: 200 m CEP.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

The ‘Topol’ damage-producing capability is comparable with 40 to 50 American bombs thrown on Japanese cities in 1945.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

The personnel who successfiully fulfilled the task lined up at the launching site.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

There are about 130 servicemen here.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

These stars mean the number of launches made (hollow stars for each 10 launches and full starts for one lauch). Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Special safety equipment protects the ‘Topol’, ‘Topol-M’ and ‘Yars’ from lightning strokes and short circuits.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

‘Souvenirs’ left after launching are the size of a children’s swing!

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

We are in Mirny and this is the RVSN training center.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

One of its combat duty support vehicle on MAZ-543 chassis.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Rocketeer cadets are being instructed.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

One of the hangars where they store training and military equipment.

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

Ballistic Missile Launching In Plesetsk

The combat duty support vehicle electric power station.