1/350 Regia Marina Alberto da Giussano Class 152mm/53 (6") Model 1926 x4 (w. Blast Bags)
1/350 Scale Regia Marina Alberto da Giussano Class 152mm/53 (6") Model 1926 x4 with Blast Bags or 'Pants'. These are highly detailed models created using plans, dimensions and many photographs for the Alberto da Giussano Class Light Cruisers Alberto da Giussano, Alberico da Barbiano, Bartolomeo Colleoni & Giovanni delle Bande Nere. Can be used with Micro Master Regia Marina 39 Man Carley Floats as seen in one render (Carley Float is NOT included in this set).
- 4x Turrets in set, all Turrets are unique and labelled on Base Platform
- Details include: Armour Plating join seams, Rivets, Deck Awning Mounting Points (Turret I & IV), Carley Float Fixing Eyes, Blast Bag Fasteners and Roof Access Ladders
- Barrels are printed separately at an elevation of 0º with authentic effect Blast Bag material.
Used on all “Condottieri” light cruiser classes except the Garibaldi class. The 1926 and 1929 Models were by different manufacturers and components from each manufacturer were apparently not fully interchangeable.
As in many Italian twin mountings, these guns were mounted closely together which reportedly caused some interference problems. The mountings in the 1st and 2nd groups (Alberico da Barbiano and Luigi Cadorna classes) were too lightly built for the recoil forces created by the very high muzzle velocities of these weapons.
Construction of the Ansaldo guns seems to have varied from gun to gun. One drawing of a relined gun shows A tube, jacket and a very heavy breech ring screwed to the jacket with a square thread, and a relatively thick taper liner with a retaining bush screwed into the rear end of the jacket. The OTO guns used a thin, loose liner of the Pittoni type, A tube, full length jacket and breech ring. All guns used sliding horizontal breech blocks.