The worlds second largest railway system with over 85,000 km. of track (and still building) is in Russia. In St. Petersburg the Central Museum of Railway Transport is at the
Varshavsky railway station.
There on public display is a rail based RS-23 ICBM also known as Scalpel. Recently announced from officials within the Russian Ministry of Defense are plans to reintroduce the rail based deployment of ICBMs. “Bulava” and “Yars” missiles will be configured to train cars as part of a rolling and virtually undetectable platform.
This is a brilliant and relatively inexpensive defensive means of countering and defeating any attempt for an enemy to achieve “first strike” capability. The Bulava missile (RSM-56) is an extraordinary solid fuel multiple warhead (10) with flexible use at sea and land. Currently it is installed in the Borei class submarines. The Yars (RS-24) also carries 10 independently guided warheads with 150-300 mega ton…
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