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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:51 pm 
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Will the upcoming L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion set substantially improve the Trumpeter Richelieu?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:54 am 
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darcy wrote:
Will the upcoming L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion set substantially improve the Trumpeter Richelieu?

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I would like to know about L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion as well, been waiting a year it seems.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Is the set out yet ? Since last time I heard about it was a couple of months before.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:52 am 
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still waiting too !!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:48 pm 
I was just wondering about Richelieu post US refit. I have seen many pictures of the ship with the paint scheme she was given in the US but I have noticed on the internet several models of her with a paint scheme to looks like the US one but with only two colors and no fading off of the edges of the darker color. Was she ever painted this way?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:54 pm 
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chargerman wrote:
I was just wondering about Richelieu post US refit. I have seen many pictures of the ship with the paint scheme she was given in the US but I have noticed on the internet several models of her with a paint scheme to looks like the US one but with only two colors and no fading off of the edges of the darker color. Was she ever painted this way?


Not according to 'French Battleships 1922-1956' by Jordan and Dumas - she went from her 4-colour US scheme (with feathered edges) to an Admiralty scheme of light grey hull and blue panel, with the superstructures and turrets either light grey or dark grey


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Some photos of Richelieu upon arrival in the US for refit, early 1943. Photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:28 pm 
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And a few post-refit. Labeled as "November 1943, Scapa Flow". Again, photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:19 am 
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Some photos of Richelieu upon arrival in the US for refit, early 1943. Photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson:

Great thanks to "MartinJQuinn!
It is surprising to me that she had camoflage in French status!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:29 pm 
Thanks for posting the great photos & thanks to Roger T. for sharing them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:16 am 
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Great photos indeed, thanks for sharing them.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Question re: Jean Bart at Casablanca: the Vichy authorities exerted considerable effort to advance the ship's level of completion. Turret 1 was commissioned, 5 (of 6 planned) twin 90mm AA mounts were shipped, numerous 37mm CAD mounts (and other AA weapons) were fitted, a 14m rangefinder was improvised, etc. My question is: does anyone know if there was a specific goal or design to these efforts? Or was it simply a matter of improvisation after improvisation, using whatever materials came to hand? Clearly, completing Turret 2 and the 152mm secondary armament were beyond the resources available, but did the Vichy Navy plan to complete Jean Bart to a point where she would be at least somewhat functional as a battleship?

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