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M4 SLBM
Type SLBM
Service history
In service 1985
Production history
Manufacturer EADS SPACE Transportation
Specifications
Weight 36,000 kg
Length 11,50 m
Diameter 1,93 m

Warhead 6 MIRV using the 150 kt of TNT (630 TJ) TN-71, with penetration aids

Engine three stage solid propellant
Operational
range
5,000 km
Guidance
system
Inertial
Launch
platform
Inflexible

The M4 was a French Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) deployed on the nuclear Le Redoutable class submarines (except the Redoutable herself, which was not reffited).

They entered service on the 1 May 1985. They were the first French MIRV-capable nuclear missiles, with six 150 kilotonne warheads.

They were replaced by the improved M45 SLBM missile which is currently in active service aboard the Le Triomphant class submarines.

Operators

 France

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