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French follow on carrier to Charles de Gaulle

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follow on nuclear powered sister ship to Charles de Gaulle, was slightly larger. Would like further details if anyone has them.
 

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JAZZ said:
follow on nuclear powered sister ship to Charles de Gaulle, was slightly larger. Would like further details if anyone has them.

The inclusion of Herakles as the main radar would indicate a fairly late date for this CGI drawing, although the idea of a nuclear powered sister ship for the CdeG wasn't truly and completely dead until early 2004.

There apparently was a proposal for a 4 reactor sister ship for the CdeG, although it is not clear whether this would have a been a 4 shaft design, or whether thinking ultimately reverted to a mere repeat of the CdeG.
 

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Prehaps include the models of CdeG or earlier concepts before cdeG was launched -
 

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JAZZ said:
Prehaps include the models of CdeG or earlier concepts before cdeG was launched -

That appears to be the early Crotale armed version of the current Charles de Gaulle, which was superseded around 1986 by a SAAM 56 cell VLS arrangement, before finally assuming the current 32 cell form.

Oddly, the design of the island has never changed, and you can still see where the fore and aft 8 round Crotale launchers would have been mounted.
 

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Does anybody know if the Charles de Gaulle design was ever offered with conventional propulsion systems?
 
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