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French cruiser Jeanne d'Arc
|Propulsion:||Four 10000 horsepower (7.5 MW) power plants with automatic heating.|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h)|
|Range:||7500 nautical miles (14,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Complement:||46 officers, 158 cadets, 473 crew|
|Aircraft:||2 Puma helicopters, 2 Gazelle helicopters and 2 Alouette III helicopters or 8 WG13 Lynx WG13 helicopters|
The Jeanne d'Arc (R97) is a helicopter cruiser of the French Navy. She is the third vessel of the French Navy named after Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc, in French), a national heroine of France and saint of the Catholic Church who repelled the English invasion during the Hundred Years' War.
In peace time, the Jeanne d'Arc is used for teaching purposes; however, in case of emergency or crisis, she becomes a fully capable helicopter cruiser.
In peace time, Jeanne d'Arc is a teaching vessel for the naval officers' application academy, and at the same time possesses an aerial group of 2 Aérospatiale Puma helicopters and 2 Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters of the light aviation of the French Army, as well as two helicopters Alouette III of naval aviation.
Jeanne d'Arc is to go on combat missions, either in anti-submarine warfare with 8 WG 13 Lynx helicopters, either in external missions by carrying Puma or Gazelle helicopters from the light aviation of the French Army, or to carry landing troops (with Super Frelon helicopters).
Jeanne d'Arc can carry about 10 light or heavy helicopters. It can simultaneously handle the take-off and landing of 3 helicopters.
The landing bridge of the Jeanne d'Arc with Alouette III helicopters
A Super Frelon on the landing deck of the Jeanne d'Arc
close-up on the turret; the Exocet launchers, 100mm turret and boats are visible
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