Poster "Le Tonnant" SNLE
A digital drawing of the French SSBN "Le Tonnant" inspired by the official tampion of the ship.
Le Tonnant is the fifth french nuclear submarine, launched in 1977. It is the sister-ship of the SNLE Le Redoutable.
It was put into service in 1980 and will be equipped with M4 missiles during its major overhaul in 1985. It is decommissioned in 1999, after 19 years in the Strategic Oceanic Force. Le Tonnant took part in numerous missions, notably the "PILOU" exercise in 1994, aimed at testing the rescue of a submarine with the help of the American DSRV.
it is the first SNLE to be scrapped in Cherbourg in 2019.
128 meters long and 10.60 meters wide, and a displacement of more than 8,000 tonnes, this first generation SSBN carried 16 nuclear missiles.
This poster comes from a series of 6 posters, directly inspired by the tampion of each building.
A tampion was originally a wooden stopper intended to protect artillery from moisture. Nowadays, it is a decorative object bringing together the symbols and strong values of the building it represents.
The poster was produced using Procreate and Ipad Pro in 2019.
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