NW110 1/144 R-7 ICBM


The history of Soviet ICBMs and launch vehicles begins in 1956 when the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was built, giving birth to the R-7 (or Semyorka), a one-stage rocket with four strap-ons Test flights of the first lot of 12 prototype missiles was completed on January 30, 1958. By that time the Soviet Union had used the R-7 to demonstrate the first full-range ICBM and orbit the first two artificial satellites of the earth.
Deployment of the R-7 was very limited, and its service life extended only from 1960 to 1966. Only one dedicated ICBM pad was built at Baikonur, and six to eight in the Angara complex at Plesetsk. By 1966 they were all converted to space launch use and the military service life of the rocket was over