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Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier R91


FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)

Aircraft Carrier French Navy France

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The Charles de Gaulle (R 91) is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the French Navy. She stands as the first French-produced nuclear-powered surface craft ever and features a variety of modern high-tech systems that make her major player on the global stage. She fields the powerful naval variant of the Dassault Rafale (known by the designation of "Rafale M") and can also sport a variety of other specialized aircraft and helicopters as needed. The Charles de Gaulle (or "CDG") is the current flagship of the French Navy - also known as the "Marine Nationale".

Charles de Gaulle Class Aircraft Carrier variants:


Technical Data

Weapon Systems
 Main armament NA 
 Torpedoes NA 
 Auxiliary Armament 8 x 20mm GIAT 20F2 dual-purpose close-defense cannons
 Missiles 4 x SYLVER 8-cell surface-to-air missile launchers (MBDA Aster 15 missiles);
2 x Sadral 6-cell short-range surface-to-air missile launchers (Mistral missiles);
 Counter-Measures NA 
Engines 2 x K15 Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR);
4 x diesel-electric engines developing 40,230 horsepower each while driving 2 x shafts astern;
Speed 27 knots 
Range Unlimited
Onboard Equipment

Thales SMART-S MK2;

Radars  DRBV 26D air search radar;
DRBV 15C low altitude air search radar;


Dimensions Displacement
- Length: 304,5m - 857ft
- Width: 37m - 121,4ft
43,000 tonnes
Beam Draught
858 ft 30.9 ft
Aircraft Crew
40 1950
Class Date of service
NA 2001
Country Manufacturer Country operators
France France

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