marine nationale

  1. Tzoli

    The Decisive Battle at Antivari

    I've already asked this on the battlecruisers forum but I ask here as well: Historically the Battle of Antivari was a minor battle at the start of WW1 and the first one of the...
  2. Grey Havoc

    FS Perle Some good news:
  3. Grey Havoc

    NAe. Sao Paulo (ex-FS Foch)
  4. Tzoli

    French Pre WW1 Battleship proposals

    I've found this article in the Warship International, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1985) about Some French Fast Battleships—That Might Have Been: These are some interesting proposals from the Naval College graduates. The two battlecruiser designs mentioned at the end were Georges Edmond Just Durand-Viel...
  5. Grey Havoc

    Norwegian Campaign (naval element)

    Meant to add 'Operation Wilfred' as a tag as well but ran into the limit.
  6. F

    Jean Bart aircraft carrier conversion

    I've read in a few places that there were a couple of proposals (one from the US and another by the French after the war's end) to turn the unfinished French battleship Jean Bart into an aircraft carrier (which were obviously refused). Tzoli seems to have made a mockup of how it might've looked...
  7. JAZZ

    PA NG - next gen French Aircraft carrier program

    DCN's offering to the PA-2 requirement - conventional layout and non-nuclear.
  8. covert_shores

    SNLE-3G - next gen French SSBN program Expected into service in ~2032. 16 SLBMs, 14,500 tons surfaced.
  9. Triton

    Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW)

    "France & UK Launch Next-Gen Missile Project with MBDA to Replace Harpoon/Scalp/Exocet by 2030" Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:21 Source...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire (FTI)

    Via CDR Salamander:
  11. P

    Battle of France and RAF light bomber choices.

    I've caught papacavy's "What If" disease, but this is purely for interest rather than literary purposes. As we all know, the Fairey Battle was an airplane which, once tested in combat, did not imbue its crews with any confidence that they would come home from attacking defended targets. Let's...
  12. I

    Dassault Mirage MD.800

    Does anybody have information about this plane, maybe AF VG project, or information about Mirage G3,G5,G6, fiction projects or true. Thanks in advance
  13. J

    Verdun French Aircraft Carrier (images)

    I have been looking for some drawings or pictures of the unbuilt Verdun aircraft carrier that the French government ordered at the end of the 1950s, but I've been unable to find any. According to wiki, it would have had size and displacement similar to today's Marine Nationale CDG, albeit with a...
  14. hesham

    Bréguet 760 Transport Project of 1936

  15. JAZZ

    Ader Clement CV

    French concept for an aircraft carrier put forward in 1985 - 24,000 tonnes overall length 220m and beam of 60m. Have this interesting drawing, I am looking for an artists impression of this concept. Two centre catapults are 75m long and can launch 22t aircraft, less powerful ones either side can...
  16. J

    Big Wing Jaguar

    I read in numerous sources that their were proposals for a Big Wing version of Jaguar, but have never seen any details or any images. Anyone help? Regards.
  17. S

    Bréguet flying boat projects and prototypes

    Jemiba, is there any designs by Breguet?
  18. F

    Future French Naval Concept: the Swordship

    Obviously, this concept by French company DCN is aimed to rival the Zumwaalt class of future destroyers that are being developped ( not without problems, so it seems) by the US Navy. Trimaran design, a proposed armament of a single three gun turret ( 155mm). One single launch module for 48...
  19. A

    PA.28, first Clemenceau carrier.

    You all know that the name "clemenceau" apply to an old french carrier, now dismantled in France (after some, eeerhm, humiliating atempts to scrap it overseas). building of this ship started in 1954, the hull was laid down in 1957, and the ship entered service in 1961. It was withdrawn in...
  20. Jemiba

    french hydrofoil missile boat

    Just found today in Icaré 1971 issue,french project for a hydrofoil missile boat. As it's desigantion is SA-850, I think it had been a project of the naval branch (?) od Sud-Aviation ? Nevertheless, maybe it's interesting for you ... displacement : 75 t, speed 48 knots, armament 4 x Exocet and...