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CHEVALINE Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

Classification: Fleet Ballistic Missile

Note: Fleet Ballistic Missiles are also referred to as
Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles

Length: 32 feet, 4 inches

Diameter: 4 feet, 6 inches

Range: 2,880 miles

 

Chevaline is the British designation for a fleet of Polaris A3 missiles sold to Great Britain by the United States and styled for deployment on British submarines. Other than the fact that Chevaline is a British weapons program, Chevaline missiles are identical to the Polaris A3.

Chevaline missiles underwent a variety of remanufacture and upgrades prior to being withdrawn from service in the mid 1980's.


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