Jean Bart was a ww2 French Dunkerque class battleship,The Dunkerque class was a new type of warship of the French Navy, labelled as fast battleship. Not quite the size of a full battleship, they were designed to counter the threat of the German pocket battleships of the Deutschland class. Their speed, shielding, armament and overall technology were state of the art, Jean Bart's deck protection was perhaps better than that of any other battleship short of Yamato. At the Battle of Casablanca, the Massachusetts successfully penetrated the Jean Bart's armor deck at a range of 25,000 yards.
Friday, August 21, 2009