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Old 11-22-2022, 09:28 AM
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Russia Releases Incredibly Detailed Views Of Its Massive ‘Satan’ Missile
The R-36M2, also known as the SS-18 Satan, is a giant ICBM that is still in frontline service with Russian strategic forces. - NOV 21, 2022


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...e-satan-missile

Why the Russians have decided to publicly show off these details about the R-36M2 is unclear. While these missiles are set to be replaced entirely, it's not known exactly when their successor, the RS-28 Sarmat, which the West calls the SS-X-30 Satan 2, will actually begin to enter service. The original plan was for those new ICBMs to start being loaded into silos last year, something that obviously did not come to pass.

The bus can carry up to 14 warheads, in two rows of 7. There is disagreement about the approximate yield of these warheads, with many sources saying they are in the 550-750 kiloton range, while some others suggest they could be more powerful, between 750 kilotons and one megaton.


Here's the MIRV bus and what are probably penetration aids (decoys). That's not an aerospike on the nose: "Kornev says that this protrusion on the Russian missile is actually part of the system for removing the nose cone from the rest of the payload bus so the warheads and penetration aids can be released."

https://www.thedrive.com/uploads/20...sile-russia.jpg

The protrusion:

https://www.thedrive.com/uploads/20...motor-close.jpg

Rear of MIRV bus:

https://www.thedrive.com/uploads/20...m2-bus-rear.jpg

US adversary ICBMs:

https://www.thedrive.com/uploads/20...cbm-graphic.jpg
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:34 AM
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Russian Intercontinental ballistic missile SS-18 Satan R36M2 Voevoda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypqL7kM2wZU

SS-18 Satan nuclear missile launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxHOp2bBmsM

Top Gear - James May attempts to ignite a SS-18 Satan nuclear missile with a lighter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MgSmh3vXaQ
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View the Unveiling of the B-21 Raider Live

In partnership with the U.S. Air Force, we will unveil the B-21 Raider tomorrow, December 2, 2022. Watch it live here beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET.

https://www.northropgrumman.com/wha...ir/b-21-raider/

Since that link mentions something about Flash(!) which reached end of life support in 2020, here's a YouTube supposedly live coverage link:

B21 Raider Rollout Livestream
Edwards Air Force Base channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chJlJgrvfBY
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:32 AM
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Extensive analysis. I've still only seen head-on photos, which is less than satisfying.

This Is The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber (Updated)
The B-21 isn’t just America’s next stealth bomber, it’s the most advanced aircraft ever built and we’re finally allowed to see it. - DEC 2, 2022


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...-stealth-bomber
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