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MM 38 Exocet

Country of Origin: France


The French-developed Exocet family of anti-ship missiles consists of surface-launched (MM 38, MM 40), aircraft-launched (AM 39) and submarine-launched (SM 39) variants. The MM 38 was the first to enter service and can be distinguished by its bulky, ribbed container.

The missile is a slim, pointed cylinder with cruciform cropped and swept delta mainplanes indexed in-line with small cruciform tail planes.

The Exocet is designed to disable its target rather than sink it, which would...

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