M51 SLBM Weapon Systems // Nuclear/Biological/Chemical // Nuclear


Country of Origin: France

The M51 replaced France's M45 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) and equips its four LE TRIOMPHANT-class submarines. The M51 provides greater range, accuracy, survivability and operational flexibility than the M45. It has greater volume and weight for warheads and penetration aids. The M51 is propelled by new engines using solid nitralene propellant, while the post-boost vehicle uses liquid propellant. It has an aerospike to reduce drag in the lower atmosphere. It includes...

 

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