And the second French battleship official picture has been published by World of Warships Russian Facebook page.
Richelieu was a French battleship and the lead ship of her class. She was a scaled-up version of the previous Dunkerque class. Ordered in 1935, and designed to counter the Italian Littorio-class battleships, Richelieu was the first French 35,000-ton battleship. She was also the first modern battleship built after the 1922 Treaty of Washington. She featured a main armament of eight 380 mm (15 inch) guns in two quadruple turrets in forward superfiring positions. Her armour and underwater protection were equal to most contemporary craft.
She was, however, limited by a weak anti-aircraft artillery suite and optical-only fire control. In trial runs, her speed was a little higher than her European contemporaries, and only surpassed by the U.S. Navy’s modern, fast battleships.
*Update on 06/11/2017 with Initial Stats.
|Main battery||2×4 380 mm|
|Firing range||23 km|
|Reload time||30 s|
|180 degree turn time||36 s|
|Maximum dispersion||291 m|
|HE initial velocity||830 m/s|
|AP initial velocity||830 m/s|
|Maximum speed||30.4 kt|
|Turning circle radius||850 m|
|Rudder shift time||21.5 s|
|Surface detectability||16.7 km|
|Air detectability||13.8 km|
|Detectability after firing in Smoke
||Damage Control Party / Repair Party / Spotting Aircraft / Catapult Fighter / Engine Boost|