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Summary

The UGM-133 Trident II (Trident D5) is a submarine-launched ballistic missile developed by the United States of America. Deployed aboard Ohio-class and and Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarines of the US and Royal Navy, respectively, the Trident Missile carries anywhere from 8 to 12 nuclear-tipped Multiple Independently Targetable re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs).

Powers and Stats

Tier: Low 7-B

Name: Trident D5

Origin: The Real World

Classification: Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

Wielders: United States of America, United Kingdom.

Powers and Abilities: Multiple W88 nuclear warheads, radiation based weapon, nuclear deterrence.

Attack Potency: Small City level+ (12 warheads have combined nuclear yield of 5.7 megatonnes. Approximately 380x the yield of Little Boy)

Speed: High Hypersonic (Mach 24 in terminal flight)

Range: Continental launch range (maximum range is classified, but estimated to be ~12,000km), Kilometers with blast radius, Tens of kilometers with thermal radiation and fallout. Being a submarine-based platform, it can be moved anywhere in the ocean.

Weaknesses: Can only be deployed from Ballistic Missile Submarines. Cannot be used in close combat. Launch authorisation from the heads of state of the United States of America or the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom required to be used.