The Veneto-class battleship is the most powerful battleship ever built in Italy, and it is also Italy’s first battleship with a single-ship displacement of 35,000 tons. Although the “Washington Treaty” stipulates that Italy is allowed to have a battleship of 182,800 gross tons (including 70,000 tons before 1932), due to various reasons, Italy waited more than ten years before starting the construction of new ships.
The Veneto entered service on May 1, 1940. After Italy invaded Greece in 1940, the Italian naval battleships gathered in Taranto, ready to fight with the British Eastern Mediterranean Fleet that might come to support the Greek army. But the Veneto had nothing to do until November 1940. The task of intercepting the British escort fleet carried out in June 1942 was its last combat operation. He then went to Genoa for maintenance and returned to La Spezia until Italy surrendered in September 1943. Retired on January 3, 1948. Although the Paris Peace Peace would pay the Veneto to Britain as Italy’s war compensation, the British government allowed Italy to destroy it on its own. Between 1948 and 1950, Veneto disintegrated in La Spezia.
|product name||Italian navy battleship “Vineto” in 1940|
|product type||Plastic Model Warship Kit|
|Model size||Length: 716mm Beam: 95mm|
|Total number of parts||710+|
|Metal parts||anchor chain|
|Etched parts||1 piece|
|Total number of offsets||20 sprues,upper hull ,lower hull,fore deck and stand|
|More description|| 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