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Background
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The Richelieu class battleships were the last and largest battleships of the French Navy, staying in service into the 1960s. They still remain to this day the largest warships ever built by France. Designed in the 1930s to counter the threat of the Italian Vittorio Veneto class battleships, the Richelieu class were essentially scaled-up versions of the preceding Dunkerque class, featuring a main battery of eight 380 mm (15.0 in) guns in two quadruple turrets in forward superfiring positions.

Four Richelieu class ships, of three different subclasses, were designed over the course of three naval construction programs, in 1935, 1936, and 1938; only three were laid down. Only the first two units, the Richelieu and the Jean Bart, were ever completed. They saw service during World War II, first under Vichy control in Dakar (1940) and Casablanca (1942), then under the Allies' control, the Richelieu participating in British Home Fleet and Eastern Fleet operations and supporting the French forces' return to Indochina in late 1945. The Jean Bart was not completed until the 1950s, and took part in the operations off Port Saïd (Egypt) during the Suez Crisis in 1956. The Richelieu was scrapped in 1968 and the Jean Bart in 1970.


Model Type - Battleship

Class - Richelieu Class

Crew - 1550


SDC By Location

Main Hull - 85 000

Hull per 40 ft - 1 300

Drive Propeler - 3 700 ea

15" Guns - 6 400 ea

Main Turrets - 8 700 ea

Secondary Turrets - 2 500ea

37mm and 40mm guns - 450 ea

13mm guns - 150 ea

20mm guns - 200 ea

57mm guns - 600 ea

Superstructure - 24 000

AR - 15 (vehicle AR)

Armour - Stops all standard handgun rounds and upto and including 30mm rounds. Explosive and ramjet rounds are still effective.


Speed
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Surface Speed - 56kph

Range - 18 240km


Statistics

Length - 247.85m overall

Width - 33m overall

Weight - 48 950 tons displacement

Cargo - 5 months of consumables for the crew

Power System - 6 Indret Sural (pressure-fired) boilers, 4 Parsons geared turbines, 4 4-bladed propellers

Cost - millions


'Weapons'Bold text

All

Weapon Type - 15" cannons (8, 4 per turret)

Primary Purpose - anti-ship

Range - 41.7km

Damage - 6d6x100 H.E., 5d6x100 A/P

Rate Of Fire - 1 every other melee

Payload - 832 total

Bonuses - na


Weapon Type - triple 152mm cannons (3)

Primary Purpose - anti-ship

Range - 25km

Damage - HE 6d6x100+600 per triple blast, AP 8d6x100+600

Rate Of Fire - 2 per melee

Payload - 250 triple blasts

Bonuses - na


Richelieu 1940-42
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Weapon Type - 100mm guns (12, also on the Richelieu 1943, 24 on the Jean Bartin 1955)

Primary Purpose - anti-ship

Range - 15km

Damage - HE 1d4x100+100, AP 1d4x100+300

Rate Of Fire - 3 per melee

Payload - 200 triple blasts

Bonuses - na


Weapon Type - dual 37mm guns (8)

Primary Purpose - anti-aircraft

Range - 2000m

Damage - 9d6x10 per burst

Rate Of Fire - equal to gunners attacks

Payload - 200 bursts

Bonuses - na


Weapon Type - dual 13.2mm guns (14)

Primary Purpose - anti-aircraft

Range - 1000m

Damage - 3d6x10+30 per burst

Rate Of Fire - equal to gunners attacks

Payload - 1000 bursts

Bonuses - na


Richelieu 1943

Weapon Type - dual 40mm guns (7, replaces 37mm guns)

Primary Purpose - anti-aircraft

Range - 2500m

Damage - 1d4x100+20 per burst

Rate Of Fire - equal to gunners attacks

Payload - 200 bursts

Bonuses - na


Weapon Type - dual 20mm guns (25, replcaes 13.2mm guns)

Primary Purpose - anti-aircraft

Range - 2000m

Damage - 4d6x10+30 per burst

Rate Of Fire - equal to gunners attacks

Payload - 400 bursts

Bonuses - na


Jean Bartin 1955

Weapon Type - dual 57mm guns (14, replaces 40mm and 20mm guns)

Primary Purpose - anti-aircraft

Range - 3000m

Damage - 12d6x10 per burst

Rate Of Fire - equal to gunners attacks

Payload - 200 bursts

Bonuses - na


Bonuses and Penalties
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+1 strike with weapon systems

Cannot dodge


Systems of Note

Aircraft - 4 seaplanes

Targeting System


References Used

Wikipedia

Encyclopedia of Modern Warcraft

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