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FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

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FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

Postby tornado17 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:44 pm

This is the French Navy amphibious helicopter carrier Tonnerre and her equipment. The ship is on a 5 month deployment into the Atlantic, the Med, the Gulf and Far East. Portsmouth was her 1st port of call after picking up the Legionnaires and their equipment from Brest. Toulon is her home port. Next stop is Beirut. There's quite a lot of photos, wanted to show as much as possible. The landing craft was unique, it is a catarmaran which can raise the vehicle deck upwards to lose contact with the sea, I've never seen one of this type before. The Legionnaires shooting are on the live fire range with a senior rank who has one hell of a tattoo!! There are also a variety of vehicles coming ashore and going back on board which were used during the amphibious exercise. This post is very picture heavy so I hope you don't get too bored and lose interest!

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tornado17
 
Location: Portsmouth


Re: FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

Postby somerset » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:30 pm

All very cool thanks for those
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Re: FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

Postby Richard B » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:57 pm

Very good and intresting images, thanks for showing them.
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Re: FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

Postby Phil Standfield » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:16 pm

Very intresting. Something different to look at. Looks good on board, shows what goes on on that type of ship. Thanks for taking the trouble to post.
Stan
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Location: Dorchester Dorset

Re: FNS Tonnerre and Equipment (50 photos)

Postby doodlebug » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:26 pm

Thanks for sharing those with us. A very interesting post. :thumb:
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