Specifications for the
FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
Country of Origin: France
Initial Year of Service: 2001
Length: 857.9 ft (261.49 m)
Beam: 211.15 ft (64.36 m)
Draught: 30.93 ft (9.43 m)
Displacement: 42,000 tons
Machinery: 2 x K15 Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and 4 x diesel-electric engines developing 40,230 horsepower each while driving 2 x shafts.
Surface Speed: 27 kts (31 mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
4 x SYLVER 8-cell surface-to-air missile launchers (MBDA Aster 15 missiles).
2 x Sadral 6-cell short-range surface-to-air missile launchers (Mistral missiles).
8 x 20mm GIAT 20F2 dual-purpose close-defense cannons
Up to 40 aircraft of various makes and types including:
Dassault Super Etendard fighters (transitioning to Dassault Rafale M fighters), Dassault Mirage 2000 strike fighters, Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye AEW aircraft, Eurocopter AS 565MB Panther (OR 2 x Eurocopter AS 322 Cougar OR Eurocopter Super Frelon Helicopters), and 2 x Eurocopter Dauphin Helicopters.
Ship Class: Charles de Gaulle
Ships-in-Class: Charles de Gaulle (R 91)