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Nuclear missile. Technicians inspect an S3D intermediate-range ballistic missile. The S3D was designed to deliver a TN 61 thermonuclear warhead that produces an explosive force of one megaton (the equivalent of the explosion of one million tonnes of TNT). It had a range of 3000 kilometres. Photographed during the decommissioning of the Plateau d'Albion nuclear base, France, which was completed in 1998.
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