GLOBAL ROCKET 1 GR-1 PNEUMATIC SAFETY PACKAGE COMPONENT KOROLEV DESIGN BUREAU
1st December 2016
GLOBAL ROCKET 1 ( GR-1) PNEUMATIC SAFETY PACKAGE COMPONENT KOROLEV’S DESIGN BUREAU . c. 1961 On display.An extremely rare pneumatic safety package from the Global Rocket 1 (GR-1) a missile that could place a nuclear warhead in orbit, where it could come in under or behind American anti-ballistic missile defences, and is deorbited with little warning. Developed by Korolev’s design bureau in 1961, identified by NATO as an operational 'Scrag' ICBM. Like other Korolev designed rockets, the G-R-1 was a liquid cryogenic propelled missile. It had a launch weight of 117 tons and carried was designed to carry a single warhead with a yield of 2.2 MT.Despite the project was cancelled in 1964 prior to flight testing due to engine delays the GR-1 was paraded in Red Square on 9 May 1965. Extremely rare space artefact.
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