Virtual Tour Two New French Naval Vessels

They are not as well done as the virtual tour of the National Security Cutter Bertholf we found earlier but you might find them interesting.

The two ships are FS Mistral, a 21,300 ton amphibious assault ship (LPH), and FS Forbin, a 7,050 ton AAW missile frigate. The Mistral class have gained some ill fame lately because the Russians are buying four of them, two to be built in France and two to be built in Russia with French help and technology transfer.

If you haven’t seen it there is also a small virtual tour of the Great Lakes icebreaker Mackinaw.

6 thoughts on “Virtual Tour Two New French Naval Vessels

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  2. The French BPCs are not meant for forcible entry so much as amphib ops support. (I would rate them as AKV perhaps but not LPH?) Those are pretty nice videos but only show part of the ships’ capabities.

  3. “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had a telephone conversation with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday, the Kremlin said. The presidents exchanged New Year greetings.

    “The two presidential administrations made a joint statement, which reads, “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev informed French President Nicolas Sarkozy that a consortium of the French company DCNS and the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation won an international tender for the delivery of two helicopter ships to the Russian Defense Ministry announced on October 5.”

    “Two helicopter ships will be built jointly at first, and another two will be built in the future, the statement said.”

    Source and additional here: http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15814622&PageNum=0

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