RPK-6 Vodopad/RPK-7 Veter

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RPK-6 Vodopad (Russian : РПК-6 Водопад, "waterfall") is a Soviet 533 mm anti-submarine missile deployed operationally since 1981. [1]

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RPK-7 Veter (Russian : РПК-7 Ветер, "wind") is a 650 mm version, deployed operationally since 1984. [1]

Both missiles are given the same United States Navy designation SS-N-16 and NATO designation Stallion. [1]

Both missiles are torpedo-tube launched, with a solid-fuel rocket engine to power them above the surface. [1] Both missiles are dual-role; they can be armed with either a 400 mm anti-submarine torpedo or a nuclear depth charge. [1]

The Veter's increased range of approximately 100 kilometers was an impressive boost over its predecessor the SS-N-15 Starfish, which could only reach half the distance.

Specifications (RPK-7 Veter)

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