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A Trident missile with humans for scale. Each Ohio-class submarine carries 24 of these behemoths.

The V-bombers were the original British Nuclear Deterrent in the 1950's, and have since been replaced by Trident. HMS Vanguard was the first of four submarines to be launched, carrying out the first Trident missile test in 1994.

Missile Technician's 1st Class Mark Dorris performs duties as fire control supervisor during a Trident missile launch training drill on board the USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740) on 8 October 1996.


2 boats... U boats! :-D In front: the USS Charlotte, a fast attack boat. In back: the USS Ohio, the first Trident missile "boomer" ever made. Woohoo!