RN Littorio Italian Navy Battleship 1941 1/350 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: 1/350
Skill Level: 4
Length: 28.2”
Beam: 3.75”
Parts: 700+
- Painting and assembly required
- 21 sprues
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- One photo-etched fret
- Metal anchor chain
- Includes RE.2000 and RO.43 aircraft
- Display stand and nameplate
- One-piece slide-molded hulls
- Two-piece deck with finely rendered wood pattern
- Accurate weaponry
- Assemble full hull or waterline version
- Realistic gun barrels with slide-molded hollow ends
Illustrated instructions and paint guide
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*

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Paint Guide:

Silver
Gold
Grey
Red
Navy Blue
Hull Red
IJN Green
Flat White
Flat Black
Orange Yellow
Tan
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