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MR-UR-100 missile


The MR-UR-100 intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying up to 4 warheads was under development at KB Yuzhnoe design bureau in Dnepropetrovsk beginning in 1970. The test launches of the missile started in Baikonur in 1972. Total 40 launches (of them 7 unsuccessful), were conducted until 1975, when the missile was accepted into the armaments of the Soviet Strategic Missile Forces, RVSN.

The MR-UR-100 missile was decommissioned in 1983. The modified version of the missile, known as 15A16 or MR-UR-100UTTKh was under testing in Baikonur between 1977 and 1979. It remained in armaments until 1994.


Known specifications of the MR-UR-100 missile:

Number of stages
Length of the vehicle

22.51 meters

2.25 meters
Weight (fueled)
71.2 tons
Oxidizer Nitrogen tetroxide
Weight of propellant -
First launch 1972
Launch sites Tyuratam

Flight range:

10,250 km (with MIRV) 10,320 (with single warhead)
Warhead type:
4 x 0.4 Mega tons
Stage 1  
Stage 1 length

14.3 meters

Stage 1 diameter 2.25 meters
1st stage propulsion


Stage 2  
Stage 2 length

3.2 meters

Stage 2 diameter 2.15 meters

The article and photography by Anatoly Zak

Last update: October 26, 2015

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A test launch of the MR-UR-100 rocket. Credit: KB Yuzhnoe

The propulsion section of the MR-UR-100 missile. Copyright © 2001 by Anatoly Zak

RD-863 (15D167) steering engine used on the first stage of the MR-UR-100 missile. Copyright © 2001 by Anatoly Zak

The warhead of the MR-UR-100 rocket carried multiple individually targeted reentry vehicles, MIRVs. Credit: KB Yuzhnoe

Shown to the scale from left to right are MR-UR-100, RT-23 and R-36 missiles. Copyright © 2001 by Anatoly Zak

Scale model of the MR-UR-100UTTKh missile. Copyright © 2001 by Anatoly Zak