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Charles de Gaulle ....France

ole timer Oct 4, 2014

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    So far the only ship in her class, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is the first nuclear powered French surface ship and the only nuclear powered carrier currently deployed outside of the US Navy. After considerable delay and economic slowdowns, the carrier was finally commissioned in 2001 at the cost of approximately $4 billion. In addition to light guns and missiles for defense, this French carrier can operate 40 aircraft and sail for over 20 years before it needs refueling. The Charles de Gaulle has faced its challenges, including broken propellers, poor construction, high radioactivity from the reactors and a flight deck that was initially too short to operate the desired aircraft. Nonetheless, once the kinks were worked out, the carrier took part in operations around the world, including the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan
     
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