Russian nuke launch caught on stunning panoramic video from mere 50m away
The nighttime video, with some CGI added to provide specifications of the nuclear-capable missile and highlight the launch platform, was published on Tuesday by Zvezda TV. The footage was taken in October at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The Topol-M (RT-2PM2) is a current land-based vehicle deployed by Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces, launched either from a silo or from a mobile launcher. The Russian Defense Ministry is in the process of replacing them with the more advanced Yars missiles.