French Post-WW2 proposed carrier designs

So after WW2 The French seem to catch up in carriers

First is the PA16A/PA16B which had a displacement of 20.000 tons which had a speed of 30 knots and an air wing capacity of 40 aircraft and the PA-16/PA-16B was based on the cancelled Joffre design.

The 2nd post-WW2 Carrier was the PA19 carrier that was 260 metres long and had a displacement of 30,000 tonnes with a speed of 30 knots and was armed with twelve 155mm guns in four triple-turrets.

She ultimately had a single hangar with two lifts with a capacity of 50 aircraft.

The PA19 was the French trying to redesign the Joffre Class Aircraft Carrier with the lessons of World War 2 but it didn’t work out.

Now we come to the PA25 aircraft carrier which was the first clean-sheet design that had a displacement of 25,000 tonnes and a speed of 30 knots.

Her Gun Armament was eight 114mm Guns, sixteen 37mm and forty 20mm Guns.

She had a single hangar with two lifts with an unknown number of aircraft.

There was a carrier design based on the helicopter carrier I talked about, but I’m gonna do a separate post at some point.

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