Regia Marina Submarines & MTB Sections

31,20 €
incl. 19% VAT , plus shipping costs
Low stock level
Delivery time: 1 - 3 Workdays
Description

Submarines: Compared to a German Type VIIC submarine, the Marcello class was much larger, displacing 1,060 tons versus 769 tons. Speed ??and range between the two classes were almost similar, but the Marcello class had more torpedo tubes than the famous submarines. The Marcello class should be considered one of the most successful of the Italian shipyards and showed very good qualities - being fast, structurally robust and relatively manoeuvrable.

MTBs: Reaching speeds of 45 knots, the Italian Motoscafo Armato Silurante (armed torpedo boat) or MAS boats were extremely active in the Mediterranean. While not well suited to rougher seas, they nonetheless achieved much notable, including torpedoing HMS Capetown and an attack on the port of Malta, although the latter was a failure, costing two MAS boats.

Based on German S1 class S-boats found by the Italians in the port of Cattaro in Yugoslavia, the MS boat was larger and far more seaworthy than the MAS designs. Although not as fast, it was much better suited to long-distance patrols in the Mediterranean, being more stable and comfortable. It was an MS boat that sank the largest ship of all MTBs in the war, HMS Manchester, in 1942.

box contains:

  • Marcello Class Submarines x 3
  • MAS MTB sections x 2
  • MS MTB sections x2
  • ship cards

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