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French frigates. Cold War. 1:700
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Several French frigates from the end of the cold war. Scale-1:700.
About this creation


Another addition to my French naval desktop collection. ))
Since the scale of 1: 700 is too tiny, I did not make a separate MOC for each ship.




"Suffren" class frigates were first-rank ships of the French Navy, designed to protect a fleet against air threats, surface ships, submarines, and, to a lesser extent, provide firepower against land objectives. They were the first French ships to be built specifically as guided missile ships. The ship has a bright, but at the same time harmonious and memorable design. Undoubtedly it is one of the most beautiful post-war warships.




The French class designation is FLE 60 - "fregates lance engins". In fact, in its size and composition of weapons, the ship corresponds to a missile destroyer. This is also evidenced by the Board number, starting with the letter D.


More information about this ship can be found on the page 1:350 scale build.




"Tourville" is a class of large high-sea (blue water) frigates of the French Navy specialised in anti-submarine warfare. They have anti-air and anti-surface capabilities.




Optimized for anti-submarine warfare, and carrying towed as well as hull-mounted sonar arrays, the "Tourvilles" were typically placed in the destroyer category of warship and carry destroyer pennant numbers.




Similar in many regards to the unmodified "Spruance" class destroyers or Russian "Udaloy" large ASW-ships, they carried a similar combination of sensors, naval guns, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, aircraft and surface-to-air missiles. Additionally, they were well-regarded for their seakeeping, serving much of their careers in the Atlantic rather than with France's Mediterranean fleet.


The frigates of the types of "Suffren" and "Turville" were effective warships, almost fully equipped with weapons systems of French production. However, they turned out to be too expensive, so their series was restricted to two and three ships, respectively. And the French shipbuilders started creating cheaper ships.
In the 1970s, construction began on a series of seven anti-submarine and four (eventually reduced to two) anti-aircraft ships.



The "Georges Leygues" class (Type C70 AS or Type F70 AS) is a class of anti-submarine destroyers of the French Navy. They are multi-role ships due to their Exocet and Crotale missile armament, making them especially suitable for the defence of strategic positions, show of force operations, or as high seas escorts. The design was initially officially known as a "corvette" with the designation C70, but were internationally labelled an "anti-submarine destroyer" (hence the "D" in the hull numbers). Subsequently, the French referred to the ships as "frigates" with the designation F70.




Frigate "Georges Leygues" of the first series (4 ships)




The last three ships were built on an improved design, with new anti-ship missiles and reinforced anti-submarine weapons.




Compare with 1:350 scale model.




Ships with power weapons air defense - "Cassard" class frigates .




The "Cassard" class (Type F70 AA) is a class of anti-air warfare destroyers of the French Navy. The class is an air defence variant of the "Georges Leygues" class. The two classes have a different armament and propulsion system mounted on an identical hull. Their primary role is to provide air cover for a fleet, an aeronaval group, a convoy & a littoral point.




Compare with 1:350 scale build.




"Cassard" frigate escorts the aircraft carrier "Clemenceau".

The whole squadron will easily fit on the table. Each model takes no more than 190 parts.



Comments

 I made it 
  October 12, 2018
Quoting Kurt's MOCs A nice collection of ships! I think a diorama is in order, or perhaps a port facility? That would be nice to see!
Thank You, Kurt! Now I'm finishing a new version of the model of the frigate Suffren in scale 1: 350. Diorama do in the first place with the Russian ships.
 I like it 
  October 11, 2018
A nice collection of ships! I think a diorama is in order, or perhaps a port facility? That would be nice to see!
 I made it 
  October 7, 2018
Quoting Jeremy McCreary WWII movies commonly included British Admiralty scenes with little ship models being pushed around on a map table by naval officers with long sticks. Your 1:700 models would be perfect for that, my friend! Have you considered recreating historic naval battles? The epic 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf near the Phillipines comes to mind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf
Thanks, Jeremy! Great idea! While I was thinking about creating diaram port cities or naval bases.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2018
WWII movies commonly included British Admiralty scenes with little ship models being pushed around on a map table by naval officers with long sticks. Your 1:700 models would be perfect for that, my friend! Have you considered recreating historic naval battles? The epic 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf near the Phillipines comes to mind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf
 I made it 
  October 7, 2018
Quoting Nico Bak318 Not only great models but a really impressive collection too! What else can I say than wonderful?! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the assessment, Nico!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2018
Not only great models but a really impressive collection too! What else can I say than wonderful?! Thanks for sharing.
 I made it 
  October 7, 2018
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Magnificent work!
Thank You, Clayton!
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  October 7, 2018
Magnificent work!
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  October 6, 2018
Thank You, Sven!
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  October 6, 2018
Unbelievable how good they all look in this small scale. Every single one is instantly recognizable. Really really nice work my friend ;)
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  October 6, 2018
Quoting BATOH rossi great job man!
Thank You, my friend!
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  October 6, 2018
great job man!
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  October 6, 2018
Quoting Daniel H. Spectacular ships as always Seaman, excellent work!
Thank You, Daniel!
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  October 6, 2018
Spectacular ships as always Seaman, excellent work!
 
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