Friday, September 16, 2011

48FN05(A & B) WIP: Ships of French Navy's Duquesne-class cruiser/s...

Having 2 in the class, the Duquesne and Tourville were part of the squadron in Alexandria, Egyt; having fared better than their fellows in Mers-el-Kébir (see Attack on Mers-el-Kébir) through peaceful disarmament of the squadron (includes the battleship Lorraine, heavy cruisers Suffren, Duquesne, Tourville, Duguay-Trouin light cruiser, the destroyers L'Fortune, Basque, Forbin and lastly the submarine Protee

French Cruiser Duquesne c.1939(source)

French Cruiser Tuorville in 1937 (from French Warships of WWII - J.L.Couhat/I.Allan)

Below: Preview render for 1/4800 Duquesne/Tourville in her 1939 appearance (part of the 48FN05A and 48FN05B release soon)

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