About This File
This model represents the Suffren class frigate of the French Navy, in service from 1967 to 2007. They were the first French ships to be designed as guided missile frigates, tasked with escorting the Clemenceau-class aircraft carriers.
The two ships of the class, Sufren and Duquesne, are easily recognizable by their huge radomes housing the DRBI-23 3D radar. The ships' primary weapon is the Masurca SAM, designed using data from the US Navy's Terrier program.
Three different versions are included, covering each major refit of their long service lives, adding Exocet missiles as well as upgrades for the guns and electronics.
While officially referred to as frigates, the Suffren class are destroyers for all intents and purposes and have destroyer "D" hull numbers. Their in-game role and RWR signature reflects this.
See the readme for full details and credits. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or constructive criticisms regarding this model, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
What's New in Version 1.0
- 2014/08/29 Initial release