- Oct 7, 2019
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my apologies for mixing up the other SM block missiles also sorry again for mixing it up with the target velocity.What size difference? Block SM-6 Blk IB and SM-3 Blk I are roughly the same size.SM-3 is for midcourse interceptions and ballistic missiles only. I think Ronny is referring to the missiles designed to engage different targets in the terminal phase. 40n6 is mach 12. Also if I am reading your statement correctly are you saying the SM-3 has the same booster as the SM-6? Are you sure? The size difference in length and diameter is pretty big between the 2.
Also, where did you get the Mach 12? I can't find any reputable sources. A more reliable source gives an average speed of 1,190m/s, which is around Mach 3.5 at sea level or Mach 4 at altitude. The peak is more likely about 2x that.
A source says the 40N6 long-range surface-to-air missile of the S-400 Triumf system has been accepted for service in the Russian Armytass.com