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SS-16 Sinner


SS-16 Sinner

RT-21 Temp 2S
SS-16 Sinner
Type Intercontinental ballistic missile
Service history
In service 1976-1986
Used by  Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Alexander Nadiradze
Manufacturer Votkinsk Machine Building Plant
Weight 43,000 kg
Length 18.5 m
Diameter 1.79 m
Warhead Single 0.65-1.5 Mt warhead

Engine Three stage, solid-propellant
10,500 km
Accuracy 450-1640 m CEP
Mobile launcher vehicle

The RT-21 Temp 2S was a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was assigned the NATO reporting name SS-16 Sinner and carried the industry designation 15Zh42.

The RT-21 was the first mobile ICBM developed by the Soviet Union, its innovative concept and design created by Alexander Nadiradze. The RT-21M Pioner (SS-20 Saber)'s, as well as their succeeding missile complexes would rely on the SS-16 base concept and was used by Nadiradze for many of his later projects. The program became mired in a series of treaty complications, including questions regarding its use of theatre missile launchers. Ultimately, it is unlikely that the RT-21 reached deployment, and by the mid-1980s, the program had been scrapped. Period of storage on launcher 5 years, preparation time for launch 40 minutes[1]

See also


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External links

  • Global Security: RT-21 / SS-16 SINNER
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