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Feature - Nuclear deterrence: inside the new French nuclear submarine "Le Terrible"
Jean Gaumy
NUCLEAR DETERRENCE. SSBN Le Terrible (SNLE in French), is France's fourth and last nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine of the Le Triomphant class. It is the first in its class to be equipped with the M51 weapon deterrent system. The submarine houses 16 type M51 missiles. Each missile is equipped with a warhead carrying several nuclear bombs . The destructive power of the ensemble of bombs housed in the submarine equals 500 times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima and the missiles can reach within 50 meters of targets placed at intercontinental distances, exact figures withheld by...

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The dry dock which houses the submarine is flooded.
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The dry dock which houses the submarine is flooded.
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Preparation work before the submarine's first mission.
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FRANCE. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. In the dry dock for final...
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FRANCE. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. In the dry dock for final...
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Fitting the boat with black steel hulls to protect the submarine....
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Fitting the boat with black steel hulls to protect the submarine....
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A diver will verify the behavior of certain parts of the boat...
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A tarp is placed over the propeller of the submarine to prevent...
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Commander and officers on the sail of the submarine during surface...
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March 5 and 6, 2011. Île Longue, Brest.
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March 5 and 6, 2011. Île Longue, Brest.
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France. Brest- Île Longue. Maneuvers on the dock of the SSBN...
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FRANCE. Off Brest- Île Longue. Taken at dusk on the bridge during...
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March 5 and 6, 2011. Île Longue, Brest.
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FRANCE. Off Brest- Île Longue. Taken at dusk on the bridge during...
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Inspection rounds by chemist-dosimetrists around the nuclear...
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Rounds of inspections of the facilities of the submarine. Teams...
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Work in the portions of the tubes related to the launching of...
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FRANCE. Brest. Île Longue. From August 17 to 20, 2010. Ballistic...
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On board the submarine Le Terrible. The crew : 110 sailors who...
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French submarine SSBN Le Terrible. Loading the boat with enough...
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French submarine SSBN Le Terrible. Loading the boat with enough...
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French submarine SSBN Le Terrible. Loading the boat with enough...
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March 5 and 6, 2011.
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France. May 10-20, 2010. On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN...
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France. May 10-20, 2010. On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN...
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France. May 10-20, 2010. On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN...
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France. May 10-20, 2010. On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN...
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On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN Le Terrible.
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On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN Le Terrible.
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On board the new nuclear submarine SSBN Le Terrible.
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France. Brest. Île Longue. From August 17 to 20, 2010. Ballistic...
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France. Brest. Île Longue. From August 17 to 20, 2010. Ballistic...
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France. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. Tests of the new ballistic...
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March 5 and 6, 2011.
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Aboard the new Ballistic nuclear missile-carrying submarine (SSBN)...
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France. Brest. Île Longue. From August 17 to 20, 2010. Ballistic...
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France. Brest. Île Longue. From August 17 to 20, 2010. Ballistic...
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France. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. Tests of the new ballistic...
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France. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. Tests of the new ballistic...
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France. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. Tests of the new ballistic...
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France. Cherbourg. May 10-20, 2010. Tests of the new ballistic...
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PLEASE NOTE, certain details of this photograph have been deliberately...
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France. Brest. Île Longue. August 17-20, 2010. Ballistic nuclear...
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France. Brest. Île Longue. August 17-20, 2010. Ballistic nuclear...
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