A digital drawing of the nuclear SSBN "Le Redoutable" in dry dock.
Le Redoutable was the first SNLE launched in 1967, under the leadership of General de Gaulle.
Strong sign of independence from France, cornerstone of deterrence, the latter will sail in the French Navy until 1991. He is the only survivor of the series of the first six nuclear submarine launcher of missiles, because exposed since 2000 at the Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg. Since 2002, the museum has been offering a visit to this submarine, one of the largest submersibles open to the public in the world.
128 meters long and 10.60 meters wide, and a displacement of more than 8000 tonnes, these first generation SSBNs carried 16 nuclear missiles. It is the only one in the series not to have had a so-called "M4" overhaul.
He is here represented in profile on his tin line.
The poster was produced using Procreate and Ipad Pro in 2020.