Air carrier "Foch" R99
A digital drawing of the French air carrier "Foch"
The Foch was an aircraft carrier of the French Navy, sister ship of the Clemenceau
Built from 1957, it was commissioned in 1961.
Her hull number is R99. With 265 meters long, 51.2 m wide, it was then the largest ship in the French Navy, with a full load tonnage of 32,800 tons. Its flight deck displayed an area of 8800 m2, and its hangar 3300 m2.
This type of aircraft carrier could carry more than 2,000 sailors depending on the configurations of the naval aviation on board.
Equipped with 2 steam catapults, the Foch and Clemenceau aircraft carriers accommodated a multitude of aircraft, including Super Etendards, Crusader F-8Ps, Alizé helicopters and Dauphin Pedro and Super Frelon helicopters. The flight deck was 259 meters long, with each carrier having 2 elevators.
The Clemenceau class was powered by 6 boilers, the 4 steam turbines rotating 2 lines of shafts at a maximum speed of 32 knots, for a power of 126,000 horsepower.
Disarmed in the early 2000s, when the Charles de Gaulle took over, the Foch was sold to Brazil under the name "Sao Paulo". He was laid up in 2018 after several fires that impacted his new career.
Poster produced in 2022
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