Weapons 31/01/20 mil.hichem Russian rocket “Sarmat” best American “Volunteer”
Since the adoption of the family of these Intercontinental ballistic missiles in the US air force was almost half a century. During this time we developed 3 versions of the missiles.
the history of the “Volunteer”
According to the newspaper LA Times, develop a “Minuteman” (“Rebel” in English) began in 1962, and 8 years later it took on the US army. Until 1977, when by order of the President of America Jimmy Carter and the release of these Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) was discontinued, produced almost 2.5 thousand units, including over 800 ICBMs LGM-30G Minuteman III.
As confirmed by American military experts in the late 90s – early zero years on the “Minutemen” has completely replaced rocket fuel with a more perfect, which will continue a lifetime of ICBMs LGM-30G Minuteman III more than 10 years. For the last three years at this missile has only one warhead (early ICBMs were equipped with three blocks). Moreover, for 13 years in the U.S. air force’s only one kind of such missiles with nuclear warheads (total number of 450 units). LGM-30G Minuteman III is located at air bases in three States – Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.
Since the mid 2000-ies was made about a dozen of these test launches of Intercontinental missiles, many of them were unsuccessful or partially successful. As reported by one of the most famous American news channels Fox News, the last time the launch was carried out last year. Then the rocket has not reached the goal, had to be destroyed.
how is it different from the “Sarmatian”
the Press service of global strike Command U.S. air force published the performance characteristics of the LGM-30G Minuteman III. The method of basing the same as the “Sarmatian” – mine. The maximum range of the shootings – 15 thousand kilometres, starting weight of missiles – 34.5 tons. The length of “Minuteman” with a warhead – 18.3 metres, the charge power up to 0.6 megatonnes, the accuracy is 210 meters, the number of warheads – up to three, inclusive. Developed ICBMs, the company “Boeing”.
the Commander of the strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev, in turn, talked about the benefits of missile complex “Sarmat”. Presumably we are talking about two systems of missiles, each of which will have its own indicative target America or Western Europe. The defense Ministry plans to accept the missile into service in 2021. According to experts, the maximum range of the “Sarmatian” will be 1000 km longer than the LGM-30G Minuteman III. Limiting throw-weight up to 10 tons, and each missile up to 15 warheads, each of which weighs about 750 kilotons.
As explained “Kommersant” a source in the defense Ministry, “Sarmat” in the future should be more powerful than the Russian “Voivode” – today the best martial qualities of a strategic silo-based missiles in the world. In the missile complex will have 10 warheads of individual guidance (Russian “Topol-M” has only three), hypersonic blocks that are fundamentally new way will compete with existing and prospective development of missile defense.
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