R-12 ballistic missiles deployed to Cuba during Cuban Crisis were manufactured in Ukraine


” The R-12 was a theatre ballistic missile developed and deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Its GRAU designation was 8K63 (8K63U or 8K63У in Cyrillic for silo-launched version), and it was given the NATO reporting name of SS-4 Sandal. The R-12 rocket provided the Soviet Union with the capability to attack targets at medium ranges with a megaton-class thermonuclear warhead and constituted the bulk of the Soviet offensive missile threat to Western Europe. Deployments of the R-12 missile in Cuba caused the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. A total of 2335 missiles were produced; all were destroyed in 1993 under the Soviet and US Arms Control Treaty” Wikipedia

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”  Missiles produced at Yuzhmash included the first nuclear armed Soviet rocket R-5M (SS-3 ‘Shyster’), the R-12 Dvina (SS-4 ‘Sandal’), the R-14 Chusovaya (SS-5 ‘Skean’), the first widely deployed Soviet ICBM R-16 (SS-7 ‘Saddler’), the R-36 (SS-9 ‘Scarp’), the MR-UR-100 Sotka (SS-17 ‘Spanker’), and the R-36M (SS-18 ‘Satan’). During the Soviet era, the plant was capable of producing of up to 120 ICBMs a year. In the late 1980s, Yuzhmash was selected to be the main production facility of the RT-2PM2 Topol-M ICBM (SS-27 “Sickle B”). Wikipedia

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