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1/1200 Italian Destroyer Spalato ( Ex Yugoslavian Split)
« on: January 18, 2017, 07:37:41 AM »
Here is my WIP model of Italian Destroyer Spalato, the conjectural build of the captured unfinished Yugoslavian Destroyer Split. Scale 1/1200.

 The model is based upon a very recently revealed top plan of the original design. This shows a ship much different that the post war rebuild and some of the other conjectures on how she would have originally looked. To me most of the latter looked like a spin on her post-war appearance.

 I modeled the top level of the bridge after the "Beograd." the new drawing shows it having a rounded front and angled wide wings rather than the Fletcheresque one post 1945.

 She needs her armament and a few more AA and details. The Italians planned to mount up to ten 37mm Bredas and five 5.3" guns. She could have given the French Fantasque class a run for their money.

The new information can be found here:http://www.forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index.php/topic,26704.0.html



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Re: 1/1200 Italian Destroyer Spalato ( Ex Yugoslavian Split)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 02:11:45 AM »
Interesting. What's the kit?
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