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Baie de la Seine, Mistral class BPC 05.06.24 Wednesday

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Baie de la Seine, Mistral class BPC 05.06.24 Wednesday

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:25 am

A Mistral class bâtiments de projection et de commandement (amphibious assault ship) was operating off Caen last week. It was carrying 2 x AS532 and 2 x Tigres.
The 2 x Cougars may have come ashore across Omaha Beach at tea-time on Thursday 6th.

Anyone for their identities, or even the identity of the ship (they no longer carry pennant numbers), please?

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Re: Baie de la Seine, Mistral class BPC 05.06.24 Wednesday

Post by paul simmons » Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:44 pm

The AS532s came up on ADSB as F-MCGQ and F-MCGM

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Re: Baie de la Seine, Mistral class BPC 05.06.24 Wednesday

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:31 pm

Many thanks for that Paul. Razzer56 also tells me that the ship is very likely to be the L9013 Mistral.
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Re: Baie de la Seine, Mistral class BPC 05.06.24 Wednesday

Post by sjoerd » Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:38 pm

A picture here shows there were at least 3x AS532's on board;

http://www.deltareflex.com/forum/viewto ... =38&t=4796

Also note that the carrier moved on to the Baltic Sea and off the coast of Sweden I also logged a Gazelle. So likely below decks there were more helicopters.

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