Over Chelyabinsk noticed the effects of the launch of ICBM “Topol”.

Combat crew of the strategic Missile forces launched from the landfill “Kapustin Yar” in Astrakhan region of Intercontinental ballistic missile complex “Topol”.

Training warhead missiles with a given accuracy struck conditional goal at the site “Sary-Shagan” in Kazakhstan. The defense Ministry reported that all assigned tasks to launch a ballistic missile was successfully implemented.

At this time, the residents of Chelyabinsk were able to observe a bright flash in the sky. Even put forward the version about explosion of an unknown space object. The luminous object hung in the sky for 1-2 minutes and then disappeared, and then began to disperse around the circles of smoke. Information about flash in the sky came also from Bashkortostan and Kurgan region.

“Topol” (NATO classification — “Hammer”, SS-25 “Sickle”) is a strategic mobile complex with a three-stage solid-fuel Intercontinental ballistic missile RT-2PM.

Developed by Moscow Institute of thermal technology ICBM “Topol-M” has a maximum firing range of more than 11 thousand km. the Missile is equipped with a warhead capacity of up to 1 MT. In the strategic missile forces are armed with ICBMs “Topol-M” in the shaft version, and the wheeled chassis in the embodiment of the mobile ground missile complex.


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