Trumpeter 05318 1/350 Italian Battleship RN Roma


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The largest and most powerful warships ever built in Italy, the battleships of the Littorio class, were the first “35,000 tonners” to come under the provisions of the Washington Treaty. Although the Washington Navel Conference of 1922 gave Italy the authority to build up to 182,800 tons of new capital ships (including 70,000 tons prior to 1932), the Italians waited more than a decade before beginning construction.
The RN Roma was commissioned on 14 June 1942. On 21 August she arrived in Taranto, where she joined the 9th Navel Division. She was the last Italian capital ship to enter service, and had a very brief and tragic career. The RN Roma went to sea 9 September 1943. Enroute to Malta, when in the Golf of Sardinia, she was attacked by German aircraft the “Fritz X”. Truly the RN Roma was sunk by a powerful new type of guided missile, specifically designed for use against heavily armored targets. Of a total of 1,849 officers and men on board, only 596 survived. The RN Roma’s career lasted 15 months, during which she participated in no combat missions. She made 20 sorties, steamed 2,492 miles during 133 hours underway and consumed 3,320 metric tons of fuel. She was out of service for 63 days during her career.

Item No 05318
Item Name Italian Navy Battleship RN Roma
Bar Code 9580208053189
Scale 1:350
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 687.1mm Beam: 95mm
Total Parts 620+pcs
Metal Parts chain
Photo Etched Parts 1piece
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 23sprues,upper hull ,lower hull,waterline plate,fore deck and stand
Paint Schemes Italian Navy Battleship RN Roma
Released Date 2011-06
More Features " Hull
-Upper hull made from two-directional slide molds
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Either waterline or full-hull version can be assembled

- Realistically detailed gun barrels w/hollow ends made from slide mould
-Contains 1 Re.2000 and 1 Ro.43 aircraft.
-Contains display stand and engraved name plate
Photo-Etched parts
- Photo-Etched parts for laddars etc."

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