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Re: Italian Battleship Caio Duilio
Great help, thank you. I'ts excellent to hear that the changes are so few and would appear to be easy to carry out. Thank you once again.
The two additional 37/54 mounts are on the forward portion of Turret 2, and the two additional 20/65 mounts are on the back portion of Turret 3, in the same relative location as those on Turret 2.
Duilio added four 37/54 and four 20/65 guns during the rebuild after Taranto. Still looking to determine locations.
I have the 1/700 Orange Hobby Caio Duilio to built as next in line.
The kit portraits her as in 1941, after repairs post the Swordfish attack, Op JUDGEMENT, at Taranto on 11 November 1940. My wish is to portrait her the morning after the attack, with her bow on the bottom and the first of the rescue/repair ships alongside.
I am aware of her colour schemes; overall light grey before the attack without forecastle red/white striping and the post repair two-colour scheme of stylised arrows pointing fore and aft and with the red/white forecastle deck.
My area of lack of knowledge concerns her anti-aircraft fit. Everything I've found portraits her with an identical AA fit, pre and post attack, which I find difficult to believe.
Can anyone provide me with clarification and ideally plans. Many thanks.
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