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At the end of the 1940s, the National Navy was considering equipping itself with frigates more or less derived from US-DE „Canon” class destroyer escorts, fourteen of which equipped the French Navy. The preliminary proposal showed a unit equipped with a flush-deck hull as on the US-DE types but with some elements inspired by the British „River” type, six of which were also used by our national Navy. The initial proposal of 1948 provided for an armament consisting of a 105 mm canon to the rear, two quadruple mounts of 40 mm rapidly replaced by two double mounts of 57 mm open-air Bofor canons, four 20-mm Oerlikon canons, one or two wake grenaders with a cut-out of the front superstructures providing the possibility of installing triple mounts of torpedo tubes later on. In the end, the adopted configuration was for three double mounts of 57 mm/60 remote-controlled ACAD 1951 model under turrets, two 20 mm Oerlikon, four triple mount torpedo tubes of 550 mm and a Bofors Mle 54 sextuple rocket launcher of 375 mm. In 1949, two units, the C 1 and C 2, were ordered, followed quickly by the C 3 and C4.
At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.
Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.
Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.
We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.