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Data sheet 1:400 Charles De Gaulle aircraf carrier
|Type of product||Ship model kit|
|Assembly||to be assembled and painted|
|Paint and glue||To be bought separately|
|Boat name||Charles de Gaulle|
|Box size (cm)||16 x 65 x 13|
|In our catalogue since||2010|
Ship Model 1:400 Charles De Gaulle aircraf carrier
The story of the Charles de Gaulle began in 1974, the year in which the oil crisis shook the industrialized countries.
In this context, the French government decided to launch the construction of the Helicopter Carrier-75, a 16,400 t helicopter carrier equipped with nuclear boilers, a project that was eventually abandoned.
In 1982, the Conseil Supérieur de la Marine (French Navy High Council) requested that the studies carried out for the nuclear propulsion of the PH-75 project (which had since become the Porte-Avions-75 and then the PA-83) be used to define a new generation of aircraft carriers capable of replacing the Clémenceau and the Foch before the end of the century.
Nuclear propulsion offered the ship the possibility of staying at sea longer without needing to refuel. More than 10,000 plans were drawn up by the engineers of the Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN), and on 4 February 1986, the construction of the ship named Charles de Gaulle was authorized. The ship was launched on May 7, 1994, and commissioned on May 18, 2001.
A real technical feat, this aircraft carrier has a system of 12 mobile masses of 22 t which compensates for rolling movements and enables the ship to operate its embarked aircraft in force 5 or 6 seas.
The Charles de Gaulle's shape is "stealthy" to reduce its radar signature and make it less easily identifiable.
In 2020, France is the only country, apart from the United States, to have completed the construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
Scale : 1:400
The 1:400 scale is mainly used for model ships (battleships, aircraft carriers, etc.).
A large boat that measures 150m long at full size will be 1 foot 3 inches / 37,5cm in the scaled model (150/400 = 0.375).
Paint and glue : To be bought separately
The tools, paints and glue are not provided.
You can see our selection with the essential glues and paints or the full range..
Size of the model (inches) : 29.5 x 3.9
To learn more about size and scale, click here.
Reference : 81072
Other tags : HELL81072 - HELL8172 - HE81072 - HE8172 - HR81072 - HR8172 - HLR-81072 - HLR-8172 - 81072 - 8172 - 1581072 - 158172 - 8172
Heller: Specialties and Models
The Heller brand is renowned for its legendary models, from small aircraft to giant sailboats. It has been on the market since 1957.
All you need to know about Heller
Who is the manufacturer Heller?
Since 1957, the Heller brand has made a name for itself in the RC modeling sector thanks to its quality models. Faced with precursors such as Airfix in the 50s, the company Heller stands out and positions itself as a competitor in the market. The scope, presentation, and finish of its models ensure a place of choice in front of others.
What are the specialties of the manufacturer Heller?
The French company produces plastic and acrylic models of different scales. Specifically, the scales are 1/400, 1/125, 1/72 and 1/35.
All heller 1/72 models and scale models are manufactured in Trun, France. With a catalog that counts more than 300 models, Heller is known for its miniature models. Moreover, its line is suitable for beginners as well as modeling professionals around the world.
What types of Heller models are there?
W time, the brand's collections multiply with eclectic scales. In addition, these types of products are rapidly diversifying:
● Of aviation ;
● Lix-driven aircraft ;
● Sedaryships ;
● Figures ;
● Bloans ;
● Jets ;
● Sed tanks ;
● Bikes ;
● Seas ;
In the Heller catalog, we have a whole combination of models of different models :
● A model boat ;
● A model airplane ;
● A motorcycle model ;
● A car model.
What are Heller's models and their specificities?
In its line of paints, the heller paint color chart has a high quality acrylic range and well covering.
● The Concorde heller model
It is a ready-to-be-assembled model of the legendary Concorde. Paint, brush and glue are provided. This aircraft beats all altitude records, 21,000 meters. France and England each designed a supersonic aircraft in 1956. The two projects merged in 1962 and the first prototype was released in 1967.
● The heller a380
Doed with a GP7000 engine by Engine Alliance, this model launches a thrust of 311 Kn. With an imposing size, it is able to fly at more than 900 kilometers per hour. The model consists of 239 elements. However, glue and paint are not provided. The different parts of the original aircraft are developed on sixteen sites across Europe and grouped together at the Toulouse-Blagnac site for assembly.
● The ariane 5
It is an assembled model of the ARIANE 5, 15 cm long and 46 cm high. This model has 40 pieces. As a reminder, ariane 5's mission is to transport up to two satellites in geostationary orbit, or to launch into orbit observation satellites from earth.
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