Historical World of Warships

French Battleship & Battlecruiser – Tier VII, VIII, IX & X Proposal by Volcanares

The last article for the French Battleship proposal, all Tiers VII, VIII, IX and X proposed by Volcanares.

Please note this is just a proposal by a player. There is no guarantee Wargaming will implement this branch as its proposed, neither should you consider this article as confirmation of a French Battleship Branch is coming to the game.


Tier VII – Strasbourg – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 27 300t
Length 214m
Width 31m
Speed 29.5 knots
Main Armament 8x 330mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
16x 130mm + 4x 37mm + 8x 13.2mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 283mm  Deck: 115-125mm Turrets: 360mm
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Strasbourg Battleship
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Strasbourg Battleship

Tier VII – 37,000t Type A 28 – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 37 000t
Length 254m
Width 30.5m
Speed 33 knots
Main Armament 12x 305mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
12x 130mm + 8x 90mm + 12x 37mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 220-280mm  Deck: 75mm Turrets: 120-155mm Conning Tower: 120-155mm
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37 000t Type A 28 Battleship

Tier VII – 37,000t Type B – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 37 000t
Length 235m
Width 31m
Speed 27 knots
Main Armament 6x 406mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
12x 130mm + 8x 90mm + 12x 37mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 220-280mm  Deck: 75mm Turrets: 180-250mm Conning Tower: 200-230mm
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37 000t Type B Battleship

Tier VII – 37,000t Type A27 – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 37 000t
Length 254m
Width 30.5m
Speed 33 knots
Main Armament 12x 305mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
12x 130mm + 8x 90mm + 12x 37mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 220-280mm  Deck: 75mm Turrets: 120-155mm Conning Tower: 120-155mm
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37 000t Type A 27

Tier VIII – Richelieu – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 35 000t
Length 248m
Width 33m
Speed 32.6 knots
Main Armament 8x 380mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 12x 100mm + 56x 40mm + 48x 20mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 150-170mm Turrets: 430mm Conning Tower: 340mm
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Richelieu Battleship
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Richelieu Battleship

Tier VIII – Gascogne – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 35 000t
Length 254m
Width 30.5m
Speed 33 knots
Main Armament 8x 380mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 16x 100mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 150-170mm
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Gascogne Battleship
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This picture is a photoshop, Gascogne was never built.

Tier VIII – Jean Bart– Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 35 000t
Length 248m
Width 35.5m
Speed 32 knots
Main Armament 8x 380mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 24x 100mm + 28x 57mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 150-170mm Turrets: 430mm Conning Tower: 340mm
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Jean Bart Battleship
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Jean Bart Battleship

Tier IX – Alsace Type I – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 40 000t
Length 252m
Width 35m
Speed 31 knots
Main Armament 9x 380mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 16x 100mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 170-180mm Turrets: ???mm Conning Tower: ???mm

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Tier IX – Alsace Type II – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 42 500t
Length 256m
Width 35.5m
Speed 31 knots
Main Armament 9x 406mm Guns
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 16x 100mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 170-180mm Turrets: ???mm Conning Tower: ???mm

Tier X – Alsace Type III – Battleship

Characteristics

Displacement 40 000t
Length 252m
Width 35m
Speed 31 knots
Main Armament 12x 380mm Guns OR 9x 450mm
Secondary Armament & AA
9x 152mm + 24x 100mm Guns
Torpedoes N/A
Armor Belt: 330mm  Deck: 170-180mm Turrets: 430mm Conning Tower: ???mm
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Alsace Type III – Battleship

Tier X battleship could have been fitted with 450mm guns that were developed for the French navy, to create a different Tier X battleship.

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