Skip to comments.Hollande visits submarine to show support for France nuclear arms
Posted on 07/06/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by moonshot925
Frances President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to nuclear arms.
Boldly going where no French head of state has gone for almost 40 years, Hollande took a three hour trip off the coast of Brittany on the submarine Terrible.
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They are based at Île Longue in the Roadstead of Brest.
What is it about Socialist presidents in France? When Reagan was president, Mitterand was AWESOME as an ally against the Soviets - and now this guy takes a 3 HOUR cruise in one of these vessels. I don’t know of any capitalist leader that’s done anything close, while they were in power.
that’s one big boat!
Anyone got specs on this beast?
Displacement = 14,335 tonnes
Length = 138 meters
Beam = 12.5 meters
Draught = 10.6 meters
Propulsion = K15 pressurised water reactor (150 MW)
Speed = Over 25 knots
Test depth = Over 400 meters
Armament = 16 SLBM tubes and 4 torpedo tubes
A three hour tour!
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