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SM 39 Exocet

Country of Origin: France

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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 AM 39 version has seen more combat than any other Western anti-ship missile.

The SM 39 submarine-launched variant is an AM 39 derivative. Its launch capsule is watertight and has a gas generator for firing from submarine torpedo tubes. The missile is powered to the surface by a solid-propellant booster. The...

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