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SSBN Ballistic Missile Submarines
The four Vanguard Class SSBN submarines provide the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear deterrent. First launched in 1993 and carrying Trident II D5 missiles, the Vanguard class is the cornerstone of British defense policy and significantly contributes to the Alliance's deterrent forces. A comprehensive network of communications installations connects Britain's nuclear fleet with the Commander-in Chief at Northwood, the Secretary of State for Defense in London and the Prime Minister in order to authorize the use of nuclear weapons and keep them under firm political control.
Trident D5 missiles are a credible nuclear deterrent that depends upon the ability to threaten an assured and effective response to aggression. The missile has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles and an accuracy which can be measured in meters. Vanguard class submarine have 16 missile tubes and ach missile is capable of delivering up to 12 warheads. The missile is ejected from the submarine by high-pressure gas to the surface and the rocket system only fires once the missile is clear of the water.
The Spearfish torpedo - weighing nearly two tons - is one of the world’s most advanced homing torpedoes. Effective against both surface and underwater targets, Spearfish has an impressive accelerating attack speed combined with considerable operational range.
Museum quality wood models of Royal Navy or RN submarines
custom built and hand crafted from mahogany wood.
Every ship model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and lovingly handcrafted to become a timeless work of art.
The current line of UK or United Kingdom SSBN nuclear-powered attack submarine models includes Vanguard Class boats S28 HMS Vanguard, S29 HMS Victorious, S30 HMS Vigilant and S31 HMS Vengeance.
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