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1932 - Nation: USA.
1934 - Nation: USA.
1946 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 number 1.
1947 - Nation: USSR.
1950 - Nation: USSR.
1953 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: R-5.

Following completion of the trials the missile was accepted for military service. It seems very limited numbers or no R-5's at all actually entered service. The R-5M version with nuclear warhead was deployed instead. Special variants of the R-5 were used until well into the 1970's for test of equipment, scientific research. These included the R-5A, R-5B, R-5V, and Vertikal.

The R-5 was generally built of Amr3 aluminium-magnesium alloy. The tail section was initially built of steel, later being changed to D16T aluminium alloy. Spetsmash built the mobile launch system, similar to that for the V-2. It took two hours to prepare an R-5 for launch.


1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: ALA3. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-1016.
1960 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: ALA3?. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n CC-2014.
1960 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
1961 - Nation: USA.
1962 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D.
1963 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas 63F.
1965 - - 11:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC41. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 65S3.
1967 - Nation: USSR.
1967 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: N1.
1968 - Nation: USA.
1969 - - 12:14 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1970 - Nation: USA.
1972 - - 12:57 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1973 - Nation: USA.
1976 - Nation: USA.
1976 - - 01:25 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC40. Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C. LV Configuration: Titan 3C s/n 23C-12.
1978 - - 15:50 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 53746-315.
1979 - - 02:52 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 47168-312.
1982 - - 04:39 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S86. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 305-02 / 11S86 s/n 35L.
1984 - - 17:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC32. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3.
1985 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Energia.
1988 - - 18:43 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC32. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3.
1996 - Nation: Russia.
1999 - - 03:06 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U / Ikar. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U / Ikar s/n ST02/059?.
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