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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:54 pm

    There we go! That definitely looks like a Bulava launch.

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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:48 pm


    A bulava missile and a launcher submarine looks like a really cool present for CHristmas Very Happy

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    Post  Mike E on Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:49 pm

    Vann7 wrote:
    A bulava missile and a launcher submarine looks like a really cool present  for CHristmas Very Happy

    If you really want one, I can order one up!

    Any more pictures or videos on the launch?
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  coolieno99 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:51 am

    re-post from post # 51 from this thread
    close-up photo of test launch of Bulava that occurred couple years ago
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:58 am

    That one also looks solid-fuelled, so the other one must be correct.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Viktor on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:14 pm

    Mike E wrote:That one also looks solid-fuelled, so the other one must be correct.

    Only Bulavas 3rd stage is liquid. First two are solid fueled.
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    Post  Viktor on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:24 pm

    I can remember only one event in the history of mankind of such magnitude ...... russia russia russia (and it was also done in Russia Very Happy )

    Source: "Yury Dolgoruky" will launch the "Bulava" with a complete set of such missiles on board


    "This is the first shooting" Mace "from submerged missile submarines of Project 955 (" Northwind "), having on board a full ammunition - 16 ICBM" Bulava "- said the source. - This will test how to behave in the ship after the shooting. Previously, all "Borei" went to sea to start the "Bulava", having on board only one missile, which was launched ".

    Russian Navy intends to fire all 16 SLBMs at from one shooting welcome Very Happy Very Happy
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    Post  zg18 on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:46 pm

    Viktor wrote:I can remember only one event in the history of mankind of such magnitude ......
    Russian Navy intends to fire all 16 SLBMs at from one shooting welcome Very Happy Very Happy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Behemoth

    K-84 and K-407 fired all 16 R-29RM misiles in one salvo (1989 and 1991)
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    Post  Viktor on Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:12 pm

    Yup, thats the one Very Happy
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  TheArmenian on Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:53 pm

    Hold your horses.
    I am not sure they are going to launch 16 missiles.

    I read and re-read the quoted article: It says it will launch a missile while having 16 on-board. Unlike previous launches that had only one missile loaded on board.

    It does not mean it will launch all the missiles.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:53 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    Mike E wrote:That one also looks solid-fuelled, so the other one must be correct.

    Only Bulavas 3rd stage is liquid. First two are solid fueled.

    Bulava doesn't have a liquid stage.

    As I have mentioned before, the story about a liquid third stage was a bit of journalism that had its origin in a confusion with another missile, probably with one of the Makeev's competitors with the MIT Bulava.

    Also, the liquid propellant 3rd stage in the other missile, just like the third stage in the R-29RM missile family, is not a conventional third stage; it is an unconventional stage that is combined with the PBV. This unconventional third stage, after jettisoning only its main engine, becomes the bus.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:32 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:Hold your horses.
    I am not sure they are going to launch 16 missiles.

    I read and re-read the quoted article:  It says it will launch a missile while having 16 on-board. Unlike previous launches that had only one missile loaded on board.

    It does not mean it will launch all the missiles.
     I doubt that they would waste the money on 16 Bulavas like that, so you are most likely correct.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:38 pm

    Mike E wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:Hold your horses.
    I am not sure they are going to launch 16 missiles.

    I read and re-read the quoted article:  It says it will launch a missile while having 16 on-board. Unlike previous launches that had only one missile loaded on board.

    It does not mean it will launch all the missiles.
     I doubt that they would waste the money on 16 Bulavas like that, so you are most likely correct.

    It turns out you are correct! It will be a launch with 16 missiles onboard.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:20 am

    Russian Defense Ministry confirms second Bulava launch in October
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Stealthflanker on Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:45 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian Defense Ministry confirms second Bulava launch in October
    Good luck with this.

    Aside from that, is there any plans or concept to give Bulava an "alternate role" Like say as Anti Ship Ballistic Missile or as a launcher of high precision conventional warhead.

    I heard US, at some point considered their trident to carry high precision conventional warhead as a part of their Global Strike program.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:50 pm

    Stealthflanker wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russian Defense Ministry confirms second Bulava launch in October
    Good luck with this.

    Aside from that, is there any plans or concept to give Bulava an "alternate role" Like say as Anti Ship Ballistic Missile or as a launcher of high precision conventional warhead.

    I heard US, at some point considered their trident to carry high precision conventional warhead as a part of their Global Strike program.
    It is way too large to be an anti-ship BM, the Iskander would be the best candidate for such a role. As for "conventional warheads", that probably wouldn't happen becuase the launch would be reminiscent of a good ole' nuke launch, and could lead to a return nuclear strike... - Putin himself said this.

    That is what Putin dismissed, sating that it *could* be mistaken for a regular ICBM.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:32 pm

    Great News guys! Yet another succesful test of Bulava completed, and it fufilled all flight parameters:

    Bulava missile launched from nuclear sub in Russia

    The missile was launched from the Barents Sea towards the Kura testing range in Russia's Far East



    MOSCOW, October 29. /TASS/. Strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Barents Sea towards the Kura testing range in Kamchatka, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.

    "The missile was launched from the submerged position," a spokesman said. "The parameters of the flight trajectory have been fulfilled as required. Data control shows the warheads of the missile reached the Kura testing facility successfully.

    Bulava missile launched from nuclear sub in Russia
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  zg18 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:51 pm

    Congrats to Bulava designers.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:09 pm

    Looks like the worst is far behind us!

    russia russia russia

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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:22 am

    ICBM Bulava test-launch from nuclear submarine maximum close to normal operation
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:41 am

    Two Launches of “Bulava” Scheduled for 2015
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Stealthflanker on Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:03 am

    We're still need way moar launches until all the problem sorted out.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:34 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:We're still need way moar launches until all the problem sorted out.
    Not really... Clearly what they've done for the past few missiles has worked, though more testing is always welcome.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Viktor on Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:45 pm

    Hopefully it will end successfully thumbsup

    Source: the final test launch of a new ICBM based on "Yarsa" hold in December
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  zg18 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:26 pm

    Bulava launch from Nevsky sub was successful. russia

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