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R-7 Semyorka ICBM.
Statistic. Data.
Type. Ballistic missile.
Height. 34 m (112 ft).
Diameter. 3.02 m (9.9 ft).
Weight. 280 metric tons (280 long tons; 310 short tons).
Warhead. An unclassed nuke.
Warhead yield. 1x3Mt or 1x 2.9mt.
Accuracy (CEP). Around 5 km (3.1 mi).
Speed. N/A, but probably typical of it's class and era.
Steering. 12x vernier thrusters arranged around the booster clusters and the core engines.
Nationality. USSR.
Made by. OKB-1.
Guidance system. Inertial guidance with radio control of vernier thrusters for launch.
Range. 8,800 km (5,500 mi).
First made. Made for the military on 9th, February, 1959. First civil use was on 27 April 1958.
Retied on. 1968.
Engines. 1st stage: 4x jettisonable four-chamber RD-107 booster engines each with 2x vernier rocket engines plus 1x four-chamber RD-108 core engine with 4x vernier rocket engines. 2nd stage: 1x four-chamber RD-108 core engine with 4x vernier rocket engines. RD-107 4x 907.4 kN (203,992 lbf) RD-108 1x 907.4 kN (203,992 lbf) Vernier 12x 38.259 kN (8,601 lbf).
Thrust. N\A.
Sources. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-7_Semyorka and http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/31429-weapons-that-changed-the-world-r-7-missile-video.htm.

R-7 Semyorka ICBM (Р-7 Семёрка индекс ГРАУ-8К71)

I should be sleeping, but launching nukes is just too much FUN!


Soviet R 7 Semyorka ICBM launch

Soviet R 7 Semyorka ICBM launch.

The widely used nickname for the R-7 launcher, "semyorka", means "the 7" in the Russian language.

In modified form, it launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit, and became the basis for the R7 family.