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M1 (missile)

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M1 MSBS
Prototype of a re-entry vehicle of an M1 missile in 1969.
TypeSLBM
Place of originFrance
Service history
In service1971-75
Production history
ManufacturerAérospatiale
Specifications
Mass20,005 kg (44,103 lb)
Length10.67 m (35.0 ft)
Diameter1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Blast yield1 × 1,000 kt (4,200 TJ)

EngineTwo-stage solid-fuel rocket
440 kN (99,000 lbf)
Operational
range
3,000 km (1,900 mi)
Guidance
system
Inertial
Launch
platform
Redoutable-class SNLEs (SSBNs)

The M1 MSBS was the first French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Overview

In French, MSBS is the abbreviation for Mer-Sol Balistique Stratégique, or Sea-Ground Strategic Ballistic Missile. It has two stages. It was deployed on the Redoutable-class SNLEs (Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins) (Device-launching Nuclear Submarine) or SSBNs from 1971 to 1975. It was replaced by the M2 MSBS in 1974–75.[1]

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