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    BZhRK "Barguzin" railway ICBM

    Post  TheRealist on Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:42 am

    Rail wars? Russia ponders new railroad-based missile systems

    Plans are underway to create combat railway-based missile systems designed to give Russia a more flexible means of defense.

    ­The system consists of a train with two or three diesel locomotives and specialized railcars, which look like refrigerator or passenger railcars, but carry intercontinental ballistic missiles, together with command posts, Col. Vadim Koval, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman for the Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN)the Russian Defense Ministry, told reporters.

    Although the last railway-based missile unit was decommissioned almost a decade ago, the system is getting a second look as a means of protecting Russia’s vast landmass as global threats become more diversified.

    "A final decision, however, has not been taken on the issue," Koval added.

    The idea of using railroads to move around missiles is not new. Koval noted that the first unit of railway-based missile systems was put on combat duty in Kostroma in October 1987, and removed from service in 2005.

    However, with the nature of warfare changing and the global situation increasingly volatile and unpredictable, military leaders argue it may be a good time to give some versatility to Russia’s missile defenses.

    Meanwhile, Russia is looking for ways to counter the US missile defense system, which is being deployed in Eastern Europe. Despite Moscow’s warning that the technology has the potential to spark a new arms race, US and NATO officials remain adamant and refuse to cooperate with Russia. Washington has even rejected Moscow’s request to provide it with legal assurances that the system will never be activated against Russian territory.

    Railway-based missile systems are designed for use along special military patrol routes, as well as railway lines used by the public.

    Formerly, three missile divisions – near Kostroma, Krasnoyarsk and Perm – were deployed. Employing 12 trains, the system transported 36 missiles, each with 10 nuclear warheads.

    Russian military experts say that with technological advances made in missile technology, the use of railroad-based systems could be an effective means of protecting Russia.

    http://rt.com/politics/russia-missiles-defense-transport-military-941/

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    Re: BZhRK "Barguzin" railway ICBM

    Post  SOC on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:22 pm

    Interesting, but I wonder how much it'd cost? Would they rely on dedicated rail lines? Share commercial lines? Build new ones? They clearly have the whole concept down at any rate.

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    Post  TheRealist on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:52 pm

    Given the past experience in developing and deploying rail-base missile like the Molodets which served for nearly two decades, the concept is not new but it is very essential given that the new ABM system that the US is planning is mobile.

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    Post  dino00 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40 pm

    Russia may resume production of nuclear missile trains
    January 16, 2013 Vadim Ponomarev, Expert magazine
    Russian nuclear trains are quite expensive and rather hard to operate, but their main advantages – stealth and surprise – are worth the trouble.

    Russia is planning to resume the production of rail-mobile ballistic missile systems, an unnamed senior official at the Russian military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.
    One would be forgiven for being sceptical about the project if it were not for three compelling factors. The first is the repeated statements by Russian military officials, including Deputy Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Lieutenant General Vladimir Gagarin (autumn 2009), about the need to revive the production of missile trains. In December 2012, Commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces Lieutenant General Sergei Karakaev told reporters that the work to create rail-mobile ballistic missile systems was already underway.
    The second reason is that Russia now in a position, both politically and financially, to restore the “vengeance weapon” that it destroyed hastily in the mid-2000s in order to meet its commitments under the START II Treaty, despite the fact that it was never even ratified (although experts argue that not all of the Russian nuclear missile trains were in fact destroyed). From a political point of view (read: political will), this means using rail-mobile ballistic missile systems as an appropriate response to the lack of guarantees from America and Europe that the European missile defence system will not be used against Russia. “By 2020, the European missile defence system plans to adopt new modifications to the SM-3 missile, capable of intercepting Russian ICBMs. In light of this fact, Moscow will have to take appropriate counter measures,” says Igor Korotchenko, director of the Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade. “The high hopes that we had placed on the development of Russian-American relations after the START III Treaty was signed were never fulfilled. The strategic partnership announced by the American administration proved to be a mere declaration. A new treaty to further limit strategic offensive arms is unlikely. This is why the restoration of missile trains is very important: along with the heavy liquid-fuelled missile, they will become an effective deterrent to the United States’ nuclear ambitions and its aggressive military plans,” says Strategic Rocket Forces veteran Yuri Zaitsev, Academic Advisor at the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences.

    Soviet-Russian nuclear trains are quite expensive and rather hard to operate, but their main advantages – stealth and surprise – are worth the trouble. They are neither silos, where a missile can be intercepted when it leaves the launcher, nor automobile launch systems, which have a limited range of 300–400 kilometres and are easy to see from space, given contemporary surveillance technologies. A missile train is a standard train that comprises a few refrigerator, mail and passenger cars that is capable of travelling 1,000 kilometres in 24 hours along regular rails and launching the first missile with a range of 10,000 kilometres and 10 warheads within three minutes of command (the Strategic Rocket Forces operated 12 trains of this kind armed with 36 missiles). Financially, Russia is capable of resuming missile train production. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said today that the number of state defence contracts would double to more than 2 trillion roubles in 2014 compared to 2012.
    The third reason for Russia to revive its nuclear missile trains is the technical capability of the country to build such trains. Designers will now have to adapt the old rail-mobile ballistic missile system project to the new missile, either the Bulava or Yars (the production of the special rail-based missile RT-23 UTTKh Molodets remained in Ukraine and was demolished); military railmen will need to restore the surface infrastructure at home stations, near Kostroma, Perm and in Krasnoyarsk Region (eyewitnesses claim that the one in the vicinity of Kostroma is in a state of ruin). However, judging by indirect information, the Russian defence complex has even more ambitious plans for missile trains. One of the main challenges for the rail-mobile ballistic missile system is its limited endurance and the need for refuelling (if driven by a diesel locomotive), as well as the low capacity of its power unit. Three locomotives were required to pull a Soviet nuclear train, which naturally unmasked the train. Back in the early 1980s, an alternative was designed for the nuclear train project – a locomotive powered by the BOR-60 fast fission reactor (with a heat power of 60MW and electrical power of 10 MW). However, the locomotive was never built. In February 2011, Russian Railways Vice President Valentin Gapanovich told reporters that the railway operator and the state corporation Rosatom would present the design of a new nuclear-powered train to the public by the end of 2011. There have been no reports about the project since then, which suggests that the locomotive is being developed by defence agencies.
    However, there was enough time for military railway specialists to test the gas turbine locomotive working on liquefied natural gas, created back in 2006 on the basis of one of Nikolai Kuznetsov’s gas-turbine engines. In 2009, the engineering prototype of the locomotive was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records, pulling 159 carriages weighing 15,000 tonnes on a test track. The machine has a fuel capacity of almost 1,000 kilometres. It is an almost perfect locomotive to move the nuclear missile train (the perfect one being the nuclear-powered machine). But there have thus far only been reports about the civil use of the gas turbine locomotive – the Sinara group plans to build 40 locomotives of this kind for Russian Railways, which will operate them in the Far North and the Far East.
    First published in Russian in the Expert magazine.

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:39 pm

    With much smaller and much lighter missiles the system becomes much cheaper and easier to make and operate.

    In fact a withdrawl from the INF treaty and the use of rail mounted IRBMs for use against targets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific region would be very handy.

    Of course the other aspect is range... a missile with a range of between 500km and 5,500km is considered intermediate ranged, so a 3 ton cruise missile with a range of 10,000km or a light missile with a range of 6,000km would be perfectly legal as a train launched system under the INF treaty.

    With the opening up of the far east, production of new rail lines would be a useful way to get things in and out of the region, and at the same time create lots of scope for armed trains to operate.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:56 pm

    Nuclear armed & nuclear powered trains Question ...bloody hell, sounds like something out of the darkest days of the cold war. I wonder if that's where we're headed...

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:37 pm

    .bloody hell, sounds like something out of the darkest days of the cold war. I wonder if that's where we're headed...

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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:24 am

    GarryB wrote:
    .bloody hell, sounds like something out of the darkest days of the cold war. I wonder if that's where we're headed...

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    Post  dino00 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:12 am

    Russia may resurrect its missile trains by 2020

    According to official information from the Ministry of Defense, military railroad missile complexes are currently under development and will appear in Russia by 2020.


    “Russia’s political leadership has made the decision to start the development of a military railroad missile complex for the Strategic Missile Forces, as a response to the threat the European Missile Defense System will present between 2018 and 2020,” said Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the Natsionalnaya Oborona magazine and director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT).
    “By that time, the European Missile Defense System will be able to intercept Russian ICBMs, thanks to new versions of its SM-3 anti-BM missile. Under the circumstances, Moscow has been forced to take adequate countermeasures,” Korotchenko said.

    He added that, once deployed, Russia’s missile trains would make it totally impossible for American technical reconnaissance to determine their location.

    “Besides mobile surface-based complexes, our country will receive additional potential to launch an effective counterstrike,” said Korotchenko.

    He believes that adapting the Bulava, solid-fuel, submarine-launched, ballistic missile for rail would be the optimal course of action, as the missile would fit into a standard railroad freight car — an extremely important consideration in terms of camouflaging the missile trains.

    “What’s more, it can be done very quickly, given the available technology,” Korotchenko said.

    Yuri Zaitsev, a veteran of both the Strategic Missile Forces and the Russian space program, also believes that the new missile trains will substantially increase the combat potential of the Strategic Missile Forces. Until recently, rail-based ICBMs were an integral part of Russia’s surface-based nuclear deterrence force.

    The Soviet Union began testing a missile train armed with the RT-23 solid-fuel missile in February 1983. The train was able to travel more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) per day without being discovered and could launch missiles from any point along its route. A missile train regiment included a train consisting of three locomotives and 17 railcars, with nine platforms carrying missile launchers. Missile trains were expected to become the core of the counterstrike group because of their improved durability and their ability to withstand a first enemy strike.

    The first regiment armed with the RT-23UTTH Molodets missile went on combat duty in October 1987. Some 20 missile launchers had been deployed by the middle of 1988, and, in 1999 there were three missile divisions with four regiments each — that is, 36 launchers in total.
    The trains were kept in stationary shelters located four kilometers apart. When on combat duty, they were dispersed. The Molodets only performed one live launch throughout its entire history, during a military exercise. A missile fired from the Kostroma region hit a target at Kamchatka. The Americans were unable to track down the train’s coordinates before or after the launch.

    The country’s political leadership, which was represented by Mikhail Gorbachev at the time, decided in the early 1990s to suspend combat patrols by missile trains.

    Incidentally, according to Zaitsev, the Americans feared missile trains even more than the famous “Satan” missile — the RS-20 ICBM — and did all they could to make them disappear from the Strategic Missile Forces.

    START II spelled the end of missile trains. Under the treaty, all RT-23UTTHs were to be scrapped. However, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, Moscow declared the START II null and void, especially since it was never ratified.

    Nevertheless, a decision was made shortly afterward to decommission missile trains and gradually dismantle them. The first strategic train was disassembled in Bryansk in June 2003. Two years later, the last train of the Kostroma Missile Division was taken off combat duty and sent to a recycling yard, after spending a year at a storage base.
    The fact that Russia has accumulated experience operating missile trains, in addition to a highly developed railway network, make the decision to restore a military railroad missile complex to Russia’s nuclear missile arsenal a logical one.

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    Re: BZhRK "Barguzin" railway ICBM

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:45 am

    I hate rail based anything. With US intel assets, it is easy to trace their storage points. Stick them on a freak'n truck already.


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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:31 am

    I would say that the best use of rail based missiles would be to go for cruise missiles... you could design it to be fitted to a standard train with a missile of perhaps 6 tons including a large solid rocket booster to get it airborne with a 5 ton missile including external fuel tanks with a flight range of 10,000km+.

    Would not be restricted by the INF treaty, would be relatively cheap, and their low weight would make them easy to hide.

    In fact making them compatible with a large shipping container means they could be easily stored in sidings with millions of other shipping containers and loaded on as needed and shipped around.

    Obviously you want to be careful they don't get loaded on a container ship and sent somewhere, but you could keep them in a secure location and deploy them in times of tension... in times of tension the extra security can be explained as being to prevent a terrorist provocation and applied to all cargo.

    The US has impressive intel capacity, but it doesn't have enough resources to destroy all the cargo containers in Russia.


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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:43 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:I hate rail based anything. With US intel assets, it is easy to trace their storage points. Stick them on a freak'n truck already.

    Actually the difficulty of detection of the rail system is one of it's main strengths. When looking for truck mounted systems (whose bases are known) the satellites can focus on an area within a radius of 300-400km from their base (their firing positions). The rail system on the other hand looks like a regular rail carriage and could be launched from any part of Russia's rail system in other words it could be in any part of the country. This also complicates the work of any ABM system.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:58 pm

    If they can design the necessary carriages so they can be attached to high speed trains the ability to disperse Russias nuclear deterrent increases dramatically.


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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:36 am

    Work on Russia's railway-based Barguzin missile in progress — commander

    Railway missile systems armed with Molodets solid propellant rockets were withdrawn from service in 2005.

    VLASIKHA, Moscow Region, December 16. /TASS/. The schematic design of Russia’s future railway-based combat missile complex Barguzin, to be recreated under the president’s decision, has been finalized and work is now in progress on design documentation, the commander of Russia’s strategic missile force, Colonel-General Sergey Karakayev, said on Tuesday.

    “Creation of the newest railway-based missile is underway in accordance with the presidential instructions. It is being developed exclusively at enterprises of the national defence-industrial complex. It will embody the latest achievements in combat missile building,” Karakayev said.

    The work on the Barguzin complex is proceeding “in strict compliance with the approved schedule.”

    “At the moment the industry is designing the complex and manufacturing the hardware for testing. It should be noted that the schematic design phase is over and design documentation is being developed,” Karakayev said.

    Barguzin is being developed at the Moscow-based Institute of Thermal Engineering. Previously, it delivered the Bulava missile.

    Karakayev said Barguzin will build up from the experience of its Soviet predecessor. Such railway complexes armed with solid propellant rockets Molodets were withdrawn from service in 2005.

    The strategic missile force commander said Barguzin would considerably surpass its predecessor in terms of accuracy, flight range and other parameters, which will allow to keep it operational at least till 2040.

    Karakayev said the strategic missile force would in fact re-create a multi-component group on the basis of three missile complexes based in silos, on mobile truck chassis and on railway cars.

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    Post  flamming_python on Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:23 am

    They're actually going to go with a whole new ICBM project for the railway-based complex?

    Ain't that just a little wasteful?

    I mean they have the Avangard & Sarmat under development & testing
    Bulava & Liner having just entered deployment and Yars having been deployed not long before that
    Bark was in the testing stages before it was cancelled, and so its technology is also around
    Even the Topol-M is very much a new ICBM; far newer than any American ICBMs in service today

    I realise I included SLBMs as well but they are very closely related to ICBMs and with some adaption can be modified for land-based use too I would think - even this would still be a better option than actually developing a new ICBM class specifically for trains. But of course the best option is just to use something like the Avangard - which by all accounts will be smaller than the Yars and certainly the Sarmat, and should be mountable on a train platform.

    Hopefully the "Barguzin' codeword is just a codeword for the adaption of an existing or soon to be existing missile to the rail-platform in the same way as the Iskander-K was really just an adaption of the Kalibr-M to a land-based platform

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:42 am

    flamming_python wrote:They're actually going to go with a whole new ICBM project for the railway-based complex?

    Ain't that just a little wasteful?

    I mean they have the Avangard & Sarmat under development & testing

    You are wrong. RS-24 or Yars will be used. Nothing new.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:00 am

    A newer lighter accurate train mounted ICBM would be a very formidable system and would make truck based ICBMs relatively obsolete.

    The distance a train can move in 30 minutes is rather greater than a truck can move and if it can be made on a single carriage that can be made to look like a standard carriage then the best analogy would not be with Iskander, but with the cargo container based cruise missile carriers... one of millions used world wide all the time.


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    Post  Rmf on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:07 am

    GarryB wrote:A newer lighter accurate train mounted ICBM would be a very formidable system and would make truck based ICBMs relatively obsolete.

    The distance a train can move in 30 minutes is rather greater than a truck can move and if it can be made on a single carriage that can be made to look like a standard carriage then the best analogy would not be with Iskander, but with the cargo container based cruise missile carriers... one of millions used world wide all the time.
    probably , modified bulavas on railwagons , the surplus capacity is there for the missile and aditional equipment.
    http://eng.transafe.ru/info/zd_kont/rail%20vagons_eng.pdf?PHPSESSID=d4809caa34bc498357d67e4acd290b58

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    Post  coolieno99 on Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:40 pm

    Russia’s future railway-based system Barguzin to carry 6 ballistic missiles

    MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/.
    One train of Russia's future railway-based combat missile system Barguzin will carry up to six intercontinental ballistic missiles and will be equivalent to a regiment, a defense source told TASS on Friday.
    "One regiment of the recreated new-generation Barguzin system will be able to carry six Yars or Yars-M intercontinental ballistic missiles," the source said.
    He added that one Barguzin division will comprise five regiments.
    Barguzin, which is being developed at the Moscow-based Institute of Thermal Engineering, is expected to enter service in 2018-2019.
    A former Strategic Missile Force chief of staff, Viktor Yesin, has told TASS earlier that Barguzin is Russia’s response to the United States’ deployment of the anti-ballistic missile defence.
    Russia withdrew railway-based inter-continental ballistic missiles from operation in 2005. At the moment research and development work is in progress on Barguzin, which is expected to remain in active service at least till 2040.

    http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/769357

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:57 am

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    Post  max steel on Tue May 05, 2015 3:29 am

    Russia Makes Nuke Trains For Rapid Transit of A-Bombs Cool

    Russia says that it is building the train equivalent of a nuclear submarine.The “nuke trains“, or BZhRK, which stands for ‘combat railway missile complex’ in Russian, will be a massive platform train capable of transporting nuclear weapons at rapid speeds across the massive country to their launch destination.This is not the first time a country has created such nuclear transport devices – nuclear trains were created by the former Soviet Union but decommissioned after it’s dissolution.




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    Post  Viktor on Tue May 05, 2015 9:56 am

    Nuclear trains are back in the game thumbsup

    Russia has completed the design of a missile train

    Draft project combat railway missile system "Barguzin" ready, told "Interfax" Russian Deputy Defense Minister for Armaments Yuri Borisov.


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    Russia has completed the design of a super weapon
    The draft design of the combat railway missile system (missile train) "Barguzin" ready, said Deputy defense Minister for armaments Yuri Borisov.
    Soviet missile train "well Done" at the time, was so moved by the Pentagon that the U.S. did everything possible to make our country personally destroyed them. However, the Americans themselves had a truly great disservice. Russian "Barguzin" will become elusive and very powerful defence systems for strategic purposes.

    According to sources, "RG", the creation of the missile train goes according to plan, no difficulties. It is planned that the "Barguzin" of up to 5 missile regiments by 2020 will go into service of the strategic missile forces.

    The creation of a rail-mobile missile system was a necessary measure. The US refused their construction because of the high cost and technical complexity of the project, taking the strategic nuclear forces nuclear submarines. Joint reply of the USSR could not. The West managed to cover the entire world ocean network of acoustic stations and monitored the movement of our missile-carrying submarines. Of course, the Soviet submariners went to various lengths, and sometimes our submarines with nuclear missiles suddenly appeared where they weren't expecting. But the problem of global stealth is not solved. Because the basis of our strategic missile forces remained silo launchers. Then came the moving ground systems - "Pioneers" and "Poplar". But due to their size and characteristic shape reticent to call them was still on probation. And decided to place strategic missiles on railway platforms. Americans are not particularly worried. They felt that missile systems, tied to a railway track, to track from space will be very easy. And miscalculated.

    Outwardly, especially the top rail is practically no different from cars-refrigerators. However, playing a strategic two formulations of the locomotive. So many trains pulled by two locomotives. And huge in length and branching of the railway network of the USSR was allowed to get lost trains so that no the most sophisticated satellite intelligence is not fixed. At the railroad rail is called "train zero".

    Rocket trains "well Done" with three Intercontinental ballistic missile RT-23 utth were adopted in 1987. Each carried 10 warheads. They had a unique accuracy of hitting the target, for which he received in the West the name of the Scalpel. By 1991 was deployed 3 missile division, on 4 train in each. They were stationed in the Kostroma region, Krasnoyarsk and Perm regions.

    In accordance with the start-2 Treaty Russia by 2007, all rail, except for the two that have become Museum pieces, disposed of. Although many experts have argued that start-2 this is not required. Of course, the destruction of which had no analogues in the world of the complexes did not cause enthusiasm among the military, or among experts. But confirmed wisdom: a blessing in disguise. We know today that all went well, what overseas initially had no idea. Rockets "well Done" was designed and produced in Ukraine, in Dnipropetrovsk. So if under U.S. pressure, Russia has not dismantled its missile train, they would have hung up on us a heavy burden, because the maintenance and renewal of the resource under current conditions would become impossible. The rocketeers were able to design and start to prepare for the production of complexes, which all indicators will surpass those that were created in Yuzhnoye. Especially railway infrastructure for missile trains - reinforced paths in patrol areas, pads, the base is left.

    Each missile train "Barguzin" will be armed with 6 Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 "YARS". It is a land of sea "Maces". When was the beginning of its creation, no one could suggest that developing a missile system for the Navy and strategic rocket forces. "Bulava" - for the Navy, and "YARS" can be based on a wheeled chassis and railway platforms. Should thank the former chief of arms of Armed forces, Colonel-General Anatoly Sitnov. He insisted that was created not just a new missile for submarines, namely the unified multi-purpose complex, capable of operating at sea and on land.

    When the Americans about it know, it was too late to close the project failed. But nevertheless, surely, designers are constantly interfered with by some external force, as work on the Bulava were very hard. Today, it is not a secret. However, the staff of the Moscow Institute of thermal technology under the leadership of then-chief designer and CEO Yury Solomonova managed the almost impossible. It seems no accident that in the spring of Yuri Semenovich was awarded the title of Hero of Labor. That will consist of a new Russian missile train? In some ways it is very similar to a nuclear submarine of strategic purpose. Only more comfortable. All the wagons are sealed and very durable - even the explosion of a nuclear warhead within a few hundred metres from the composition should not bring the complex down. Autonomy - month. During this time the crew may leave the composition is water and food enough. During the day, "Barguzin" will be able to place up to 1000 km And can stay on the "abandoned" thread in the deep forest or hide in a disused tunnel. By the way, the tactics of combat use of the new rail-mobile missile systems, is likely to be different from that followed by "well Done".

    In a combat situation the rockets are in a few minutes. The firing range of 10 thousand km, the accuracy is within 100 meters of the target. Re - maneuvering, able to overcome any of the existing missile defense systems.

    To locate the rocket train during his combat duty for technical reconnaissance means is almost impossible. For rail-mobile missile system developed by the most advanced masking tools, a powerful electronic warfare systems and advanced methods of protection from terrorists.


    http://www.rg.ru/2015/06/04/barguzin.html



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    Re: BZhRK "Barguzin" railway ICBM

    Post  flamming_python on Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:53 am

    **sigh** stupid auto-translate

    "Well done" = Molodets
    "Mace" = Bulava
    "Poplar" = Topol

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    Re: BZhRK "Barguzin" railway ICBM

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:27 am

    ¨
    To locate the rocket train during his combat duty for technical reconnaissance means is almost impossible. For rail-mobile missile system developed by the most advanced masking tools, a powerful electronic warfare systems and advanced methods of protection from terrorists.
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    this sounds for m most interesting. Armored train against RPGs or AGTMs? UAV or UCAV helos to watch terrain around against ambushes?

    With trains Russia will not have triad anymore. This is going to be nuclear quad Smile


    flamming_python wrote:**sigh** stupid auto-translate

    "Well done" = Molodets
    "Mace" = Bulava
    "Poplar" = Topol

    mea culpa! this is as you use just translator w/o corrections. BTW well done made me spill coffee over keyboard laughing, now I need a new one pirat

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