Italian Navy Battleship RN Littorio 1941 1/700 Trumpeter

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Commissioned in June 1940, RN Littorio joined the 1st Navel Squadron at Taranto under Admiral Bergamini’s flag.  She was severely damaged in November 1940 while anchored at Taranto by British aircraft launched from the carrier Illustrious.  In March of 1941 she was back in service and in December she participated in the first battle of Sirte Gulf.  In March 1942, during the second battle of Sirte, a muzzle blast from the aft 381mm 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. In June 1942 the RN Littorio was damaged by American B-24 bombers on the return to her base; she was hit by a torpedo launched by the Wellington.  Repairs were completed 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. In July 1943 the RN Littorio was renamed the Italia.  She was decommissioned in June 1948 after a total of 46 missions, nine of which were combat missions. 

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/700
Skill Level: 4
Length: 13.4”
Width: 1.9”
Parts: 440+
- Painting and assembly required

- 13 sprues
- Build waterline or full hull version
- Two RO.43 and three RE.2000 aircraft
- Clear parts
- One-piece hulls and waterline plate
- Includes display stand and nameplate
- Accurate weapons and placing
- Detailed island
- Multi-piece deck
- Onboard lifeboats
- Slide-molded hulls
- Deck wood pattern finely rendered
- One photo-etched fret
- One decal sheet
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide
*Experience with photo-etched parts is recommended*
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*


Paint Guide:

Navy Blue
Bright Red
Flat Black
Hull Red
Flat White
Orange Yellow