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The R-46 was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) design by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The R-46 concept was to launch a very large hydrogen bomb into orbit as a fractional orbital bombardment system (FOBS). The existence of the system was alluded to in a speech by then Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1961. The design was not developed, however, and the FOBS concept was abandoned as part of SALT II.


 Soviet Union
The Strategic Rocket Forces would have been the service to operate the R-46, but development was cancelled.

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