Launch of Russian SS-3 ballistic missile

Launch of Russian SS-3 ballistic missile

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: PROPERTY RELEASED. Missile launch. Launch of a Soviet R-5M ballistic missile during an exercise. The R-5M (known to NATO as the SS-3 'Shyster') was designed by a team led by Sergei Korolov and made its first flight in 1955. It entered service in 1956 and was retired in 1967. The R-5M carried a single nuclear warhead of 80-300 kT (kilotons) with a range of 1200 kilometres. Photograph taken in 1966.

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