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Jeanne d'Arc-class Aircraft Carrier

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The Jeanne d'Arc-class Aircraft Carrier is a class of large aircraft carriers for the Marine Nationale. The Jeanne d'Arc features many improvements over the Charles de Gaulle-class in terms of its technical sophistication. The Jeanne d'Arc-class is also expected to be France's first aircraft carrier to be successfully powered by nuclear reactors having learned from the many problems that plagued the Charles de Gaulle during its sea trials.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear Powered ircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 2019-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 990 feet (301.75 meters)
    • Beam: 240 feet (73.15 meters)
    • Draft: 38 feet (11.58 meters)
    • Displacement: 80,000 tons
  • Crew: 2,550 (1600 ship's company and 950 air crew)
  • Power: 280,000 shp
  • Propulsion: 2 x K-18 nuclear reactors (160 MW), turbo-electric drive, integrated power system, 2 shafts
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Héracles air search and target acquisition radar
  • Armament
    • 4 x 16-cell SYLVER Launchers (firing the MBDA Aster 15 SAMs)
    • 2 x Giat 20F2 20mm cannons
    • 2 x Goalkeeper 30mm CIWS
  • Aviation Facilities: 3 x Electromagnetic catapults, 1 large aircraft hangar
  • Aircraft Carried: 70 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters

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