WWII German Schnellboot Type S-38 Torpedo Boat with 4.0cm Flak 28 (Bofors) 1/35 Italeri

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Between the two World Wars, several Navies launched programs dedicated to develop fast crafts able to perform patrol and attack duties. New engines and technological solutions were able to guarantee, compared to the First World War torpedo boats, improved performances and better operation efficiency. The German Kriegsmarine developed the famous fast attack craft S-Class during the 1930's. Among the most famous Schnellboots we can point out the S-38 version. Produced in 100 units, it had a length of 35 meters and a displacement of over 100 tons. Thanks to its 12-cylinder Daimler Benz engines the S-38 was able to reach a speed of 39.5 knots. Armed with two 533mm torpedo tubes, it adopted several types of defensive guns. Some S-38s used the 40mm Bofors gun. Captured by Germans during the first years of the War, it proved to be a very effective and powerful naval weapon, ever more appreciated than the German ones. On the S-38 reliable tech base, the S-100 was developed some years later. 

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/35
Parts: 600+
Skill Level: 5
- Painting and assembly required

- Photo-etched parts
- Decals
- Clear film sheet
- Includes metal hardware for assembly
- Gold and silver tone wires
- Several optional position parts
- Clear parts
- 9 sprues
- Display stand and nameplate
- Illustrated instructions on back of box

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Paint & Decal Guides:

A. S-105, 2. S-Flotilla, English Channel, 1943
Flat Gunship Grey
Flat Black
Flat Medium Grey
Flat Light Grey
Flat Insignia Red
Metal Gloss Brass

B. S-51, 1. S-Flotilla, Black Sea, 1942
Flat Gunship Grey
Flat Black
Flat Medium Grey
Flat Light Grey
Flat Insignia Red

C. S-46, 2. S-Flotilla, English Channel, 1941
Flat Gunship Grey
Flat Black
Flat Medium Grey
Flat Light Grey
Flat Insignia Red
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