French Navy WWII Models

The French Navy spent most of the war as warships of a neutral power. Part of this is reflected in the details of paint on the destroyers.
B and X Turrets were painted with blue white and red bands, On French ships the blue band was always forward. Geupard also had these stripes on Q turret, and Valmy had them on a locker just forward of the after stack. They carry their division assignment numbers on the side in red paint. The letter “X” was used for large destroyers and “T” for smaller destroyers. The first digit indicated the division number, and the second was the relative seniority of the ships commander. The numbers I used were actually carried at some time, although the numbers did change during the course of the war. The large destroyers carried stripes on the second funnel to indicate their division. The smaller destroyers carried them on the forward funnel.
1st – one white, 2nd – one black , 3rd – one yellow, 4th – one green, 5th – one red, 6th – one blue, 7th – two white bands, 8th – two yellow bands , 9th two green bands.
L’Audacieux is painted as of her service with the Free French.

BEARN
FR CV BEARN Neptun 1410
COMMANDANTE TESTE
COMMANDANTE TESTE Neptun 1420
STRASSBOURG
FR CB STRASSBOURG Neptun 1408
PROVENCE
FR BB PROVENCE Neptun 1406
LORRAINE
FR BB LORRAINE Neptun 1405
GLOIRE
FR CL GLOIRE Neptun 1461
LION
FR DD X12 LION Neptun 1462
GEUPARD
FR DD X31 GEUPARD Neptun 1462
PENTAX Image
FR DD X32 VALMY Neptun 1462
VERDUN
FR DD X33 VERDUN Neptun 1462
LYNX
FR DD X42 LYNX Neptun 1466
PANTHERE
FR DD X43 PANTHERE Neptun 1466
TARTU
FR DD X51 TARTU Neptun 1462a
VAQUELIN
FR DD X53 VAQUELIN Neptun 1462a
VAUTOUR
FR DD X72 VAUTOUR Neptun 1462a
CASSARD
FR DD X82 CASSARD Neptun 1462a
KERSAINT
FR DD X93 KERSAINT Neptun 1462
AUDCIEUX
FR DD X102 L’AUDCIEUX Neptun 1461a
BOURDELAIS
FR DD T 11 BOURDELAIS Neptun 1463
PALME
FR DD T13 LA PALME Neptun 1463
FRONDEUR
FR DD T22 FRONDEUR Neptun 1463
RAILLEUSE
FR DD T32 LA RAILLEUSE Neptun 1463
BASQUE
FR DD T33 BASQUE Neptun 1463a
BOURRASQUE
FR DD T41 BOURRASQUE Neptun 1463a
ORAGE
FR DD T43 ORAGE Neptun 1463a
MISTRAL
FR DD T63 MISTRAL Delphin
LE HARDI
FR DD T102 LE HARDI Neptun 1464
A36 ELAN
A36 ELAN Neptun 1480
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