Russia's city-destroying super-nuke Avangard is almost ready for take-off 

Mail Online | 11/9/2018 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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An unstoppable nuke capable of wiping out an entire city is being developed by the Russian military and will be ready by 2019.

Called Avangard, the weapon can travel at 20 times the speed of sound and is impervious to any anti-missile systems, according to Russia's president Vladimir Putin.

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The hypersonic glider will reportedly go into active service with the Red Banner Missile Division, which is based in the south Urals, early next year.

The weapon can strike a target anywhere on Earth 'like a meteorite', according to Putin.

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'The scheduled period for placing the lead regiment on combat duty is the end of 2019,' a Russian defence industry source told TASS.

'Initially, the regiment will comprise at least two systems but eventually their number will rise to their organic quantity of six units.'

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The weapon's payload is a two megaton nuclear warhead which is capable of destroying vast areas and killing millions of people.

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