Two types: Trench one said BOURRASQUE type from 1922 budget for 14 sisterships within the SIMOUN is part.
Trench two said L'ADROIT type from 1925 budget for 12 sisterships within L'ALCYON is part. Easy to point out the trench two since the names often start with "A" character.
So, 26 sisterships in the class of 1500 tons in two types.
Mainly the heigth of funnels differed higher of about more of 1 meter for older ones the 14 BOURRASQUE and shorter for the later 12 L'ADROIT.
Both 26 at launching between 1922 and 1928 had same gunnery and torpedo mounts configuration.
But so much numerous they differed a lot in many little points depending of dates and shipyards. Bridge architectures, masts, anti aircraft guns and machine guns. Also a lot of equipment about place ans number of anti sub grenade mounts, smokesprayers, range finders, optics and shoot targeters in masts.
And much more difference of visible lookings are paint colors and type of pennant numbers, circles of squadron colors on stacks and ship camouflages very various and beautiful. Almost each one can be different looking such as at precise date.
For BL recognition modelmaker different feating maybe they marked it for the SIMOUN as she was when retired of service in Jan 1942 (Before Toulon scuttling) and for L'ALCYON surviving the war with much more anti aircraft guns although never been modernized in US she beared hull american 2 tones flush deck camo system.
To say again that both SIMOUN and L'ALCYON were based in West Africa and North Africa most of the war one for Vichy the other for De Gaulle post 43 and escaped sinking to be identified by Alies.
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