M4 (missile)

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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[edit]

 France