The Battleship Vittorio Veneto

Carlo Cestra

 
Publication date:
February 2017
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Super Drawings in 3D
Illustration :
144
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437303

Dimensions : 210 X 297 cm
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£25.50

Overview
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Battleship Vittorio Veneto was one of the three Italian Littorio class battleships operating in the Second World War. She was one of the most modern and powerful battleships of her times. She was designed by General Umberto Pugliese and engineer Francesco Mazzullo. She was the first battleship to exceed the limit of 35,000 tons of displacement imposed in the Washington Naval Treaty. The keel of the Vittorio Veneto battleship was laid down by the Italian shipbuilder "Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico”, in Trieste, on 28th October 1934.
She was launched on July 1937 and began her service in the Italian Fleet (Regia Marina) by August 1940. She was named in honour of the Italian victory at Vittorio Veneto in the First World War and she had three sisters ships: Littorio, Roma and Impero (the last one was never completed). She was armed with a main battery of nine 381 millimeters guns and three triple turrets. She was able to reach the speed of 30 knots (56 Km/h).

REVIEWS

Following the now tried and tested formula that Kagero have made their own, this book is superbly produced and with the subject matter being one of the most good looking battleships, it will become a must have for any maritime modellers. With the imminent release of the Vittorio Veneto in 1:350, by Trumpeter, this book couldn't have been released at a better time.
Britmodeller.com