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1:350 Italian Navy Battleship RN Littorio 1941

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AVAILABLE TRU05319 TRUMPETER 1:350
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1:350 Italian Navy Battleship RN Littorio 1941

The largest and most powerful warships ever built in Italy, the battleships of the Littorio class, were the first “35,000 tonners” to come under the provisions of the Washington Treaty. Although the Washington Naval Conference of 1922 gave Italy the authority to build up to 182,800 tons of new capital ships (including 70,000 tons prior to 1932), the Italians waited more than a decade before beginning construction.

Commissioned on 24 June 1940, she joined the 1st Navel Squadron at Taranto under Admiral Bergamini’s flag. She was severely damaged 10-11 November 1940 while anchored at Taranto by British Aircraft launched from the carrier Illustrious. In March of 1941, she was back in service. 17 December 1941 the RN Littorio participated in the First Battle of Sirte Gulf. 21 March 1942 during the Second Battle of Sirte, a muzzle blast from the aft 381-mm turret set fire to a Ro.43 floatplane on the fantail which led the British to believe they had scored a torpedo hit on the battleship.

Battle of mid-June 12-16 June 1942 the RN Littorio was damaged 15 June 1942 by American B-24 bombers on the return to her base she was hit by a torpedo launched by the Wellington. Repairs were completed by 27 August 1942 but the ship was to carry out no more combat missions. From December 1942 to June 1943 the RN Littorio was used to defend the cities of Taranto, La Spezia, and Genoa from Allied air attacks.

25 July 1943 the RN Littorio was renamed the Italia. She was decommissioned 1 June 1948 after a total of 46 missions during her wartime career of which nine were combat missions.

Scale 1:350

Item Type Plastic Model Warship Kit

Length: 716mm Beam: 94.9mm

Total Parts 700+

Metal Parts anchor chain

Photo Etched Parts 1 piece

Total Sprues 21 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, foredeck, and stand

Hull

-Upper hull made from two-directional slide molds

-Deck wood pattern finely rendered

-Either waterline or full-hull version can be assembled

Weapons

- Realistically detailed gun barrels w/hollow ends made from slide mold

Additional Information

Article No TRU05319
Article No of Manufacturer 05319
Аvailability AVAILABLE
Colour For colouring
Scale 1:350
Manufacturer TRUMPETER
Brand No
Series No
EAN No
Material Polystyrene (plastic).
Epoch 1939-1945 World War II
Age recommendation Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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Package content:

Plastic scale model kit made of polystyrene, an exact detailed replica of the real model.

Assembly instructions and decals included (water adhesive decals) The model comes unassembled and unpainted and requires glue and paints to be finished. Unless stated on the box the kit does not contain paints, glue, and brushes.

Additional products:

You can find the necessary paints and spraysglues and decal softenersprimers, surfacers and puttiestoolsbrushes in Modeling materials.

For further detailing such you can find various photo-etched parts and resin details.