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9.LAND Ugolnyy

Last modified: 10 Jan 2021, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Russia   

Latitude: 64° 47' 8" N     Longitude: 177° 58' 47" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former Soviet Ugolnyy missile base (1962 - 1986) for SS-4 (NATO: Sandal) Medium Range Ballistic Missiles.
Decommissioned and closed as of 1986.

The R-12 Dvina (Р-12 Двина) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/8k63_na_pu.jpg was a theatre ballistic missile deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was given the NATO reporting name SS-4 Sandal. The R-12 provided capability to attack targets at medium ranges with a megaton-class nuclear warhead and constituted the bulk of the Soviet offensive missile threat to Western Europe. A total of 2335 missiles were produced; however, all were destroyed in 1993 under the Soviet and US Arms Control Treaty.

Note: Deployments of the R-12 missile in Cuba caused the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962!

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