The Shagohod's nuclear launch system. Provided with a 3-mile (4.8-km) runway or equivalent surface, the Shagohod can launch a nuclear strike against the United States from anywhere in the Soviet Union.
The Shagohod achieves its extended range using a multi-engine cluster rocket booster unit. The rocket booster incorporates technology from the Soviet Vostok rocket developed in the Space Race. With it, the Shagohod can reach a land speed of 300 mpg (500 kph).
A nuclear missile launched at this high speed can achieve a cruising range of 6,000 miles (10,000 kilometers).