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> Levasseur and other types of french planes, on Bearn french carrier
Posted: June 01, 2005 05:48 am
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In the last issue of Modelsim International is presented Bearn, the french carrier.
I didn't obtain succes in finding only a good site on the net with the planes who were in service on this ship.
Anyone can give me a link or some info about this planes?

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Posted: August 29, 2005 10:04 am
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The "Béarn" :

A Book about the Levasseur's Plane :

But nothing on line about technical datas.
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Posted: August 30, 2005 10:35 am
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Hi Iamandi,


This gives Bearn's squadrons and aircraft on 1 September 1939 as:

AC1 - Dewoitine D376
AC2 - Dewoitine D376
AB1 - Levasseur PL-7
AB2 - Levasseur PL-101

I guess this means each escadrille had ten aircraft.


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Posted: September 05, 2005 11:07 am
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According to this source ( ), early in 1940 the Dewoitine D 373 and D 376 fighters of the Aeronavale were replaced by Potez 631’s.

Apparently the only difference between D 373 and D 376 was that the later had folding wings, being the embarked version of the former.

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Posted: November 01, 2005 02:29 pm
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Here's another article about the Bearn. Porte-avions Béarn (1927) It's in French too. If you scroll down you can see some colour profiles of the aircraft used by the French naval air-force, including carier-based planes.
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