Monday, March 29, 2010

SS-18 "Satan"



This is the largest ICBM in operation right now, and it can either carry a single very large warhead (to greater than 20 MT), or many MIRVs (to nearly a dozen.)

But despite being a weapon, this is first and foremost a badass rocket that is pretty cool. Some day soon, it may simply be used to launch science missions.

1 comment:

Benny Jones said...

Fascinating! It seems to come out of the silo and stop in mid air for a second before shooting off.

What is the red smoke which comes out of the missile when it is out of the ground?