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Le French Flagship!

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4 hours ago, TheGreatBlasto said:

 

This guy has a great channel on all things military.

 

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Gorgeous ship despite being thicc.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful,  I wonder if they'll ever get the French CVs ...

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4 hours ago, TheGreatBlasto said:

When did the French get their first carrier?  Might have been the 1960s.

erm... the Bearn? converted normandie class bb but the french didn't have a clue how to run a naval aviation thing so they mostly used it as a aircraft transport. might be nice to see that thing in the game, even if they make it a premium with a crappy airwing. not that i'd buy it though. i'd read @LittleWhiteMouse's review, look at the stats, and then probably not buy it, as currently i am saving up for other things

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Just now, AdmiralFox08 said:

other things

by that i mean scharnhorst, some doubloons, and a few other things

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4 hours ago, TheGreatBlasto said:

When did the French get their first carrier?  Might have been the 1960s.

Bearn 1927. converted from a Normandie-Class Battleship.  The ship was really old by WW2 but the MN did end up with officers with over a decade of naval aviation experience.
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8 hours ago, TheGreatBlasto said:

When did the French get their first carrier?  Might have been the 1960s.

Also, here is footage of French carrier Colossus conducting a naval exercise with Battleship Richelieu in 1946.  You get a number of good camera shots of French naval aviation fly by the Battleship.

 

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And I have just discovered here, British propaganda which shows Bearn in action:

 

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France's new PANG aircraft carrier concept looks pretty nice. 75,000 tons, nuclear propulsion, EMALS, Next Generation Fighter. A big step up from the Charles de Gaulle.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2020-12-31/france-details-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-program

 

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