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M2 MSBS
Type SLBM
Service history
In service 1974-78
Specifications
Weight 19,500 kg (43,000 lb)
Length 10.67 m (35.0 ft)
Diameter 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)

Blast yield 1 × nuclear warhead, 1,000 kt (4,200 TJ)

Engine Two-stage solid-fuel rocket
440 kN (99,000 lbf)
Operational
range
3,200 km (2,000 mi)
Guidance
system
Inertial
Launch
platform
Redoutable-class SNLEs (SSBNs)

The M2 MSBS was the second French submarine-launched ballistic missile. In French, MSBS is the abbreviation for Mer-Sol Balistique Stratégique, or Sea-Ground Strategic Ballistic Missile. It has two stages. It was deployed on the Redoutable-class SNLEs (Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins) (Device-launching Nuclear Submarine) or SSBNs from 1974 to 1978, replacing the M1 MSBS. The M2 was itself replaced by the M20 MSBS beginning in 1977.[1]

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