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My model of Italian Destroyer "Spalato"
Posted by Dave G @ The PT Dockyard on 3/30/2018, 11:00 am
Here is a picture of my model of the “almost was” Italian Destroyer “Spalato.” She was the captured unfinished Yugoslavian destroyer “Split” and the Italians planned an armament of 5-5.3” guns, three 21” torpedo tubes and a bevy of 37mm Breda AA guns. She was not finished but recaptured and finished with US supplied armaments after the war.
Drawing of the planned Italian version are very scarce and, until 2016, all showed a ship that looked a lot like the post war version. A set of original drawings emerged in 2016 from a German sources showing a top view of a ship that resembled a large version of the smaller Beograd class. My model is based on this drawing.
This model is dedicated to my good friend Stefano Sappino, who provided assistance in the research. Your friendship was a treasure, dear colleague. You will be missed.
- My model of Italian Destroyer "Spalato" - Dave G @ The PT Dockyard 3/30/2018, 11:00 am
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