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It has a yield of 150 kt.
Entering service in 1985 on M4-B ballistic missiles, it was replaced at the end of October 1996 by the TN 75, which equips M45 missiles for France's Triomphant class of "new generation" ballistic missile submarines (SNLE-NG).
There were 288 operational TN 71 warheads before its replacement in 1996, and 96 in 2001, but none were remaining by 2004, at which time it was withdrawn from service.
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