1/100 Regia Marina Littorio Class 120mm (4.7”) Model 1893 x1
1/100 Scale Regia Marina Littorio Class 120mm (4.7”) Model 1893 x1. This is a highly detailed model created using plans, dimensions and photographs taken at the Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia. For the Littorio Class Battleships Littorio, Vittorio Veneto & Roma.
- 1x Gun in set, 2 parts: 1x Barrel & 1x Mount/Shield
- Details include: Rivets, Hex Bolts, Handwheels, Sighting, Elevation and Training Mechanisms
- Barrel printed separately and can be elevated as desired.
The British firm of Elswick built numerous 4.7”/40 (12 cm) guns for export during the late 1800s and they armed the ships of many nations. The long history of the 4.7” (12 cm) gun in British service started with with the acquisition of an Elswick Pattern “M” in 1886. Although this particular weapon was not adopted for service use by Britain, its caliber was selected for secondary guns on many ships built in the late 1800s. Pattern “M” was used in limited numbers on Italian ships.
Guns of this caliber were manufactured for both the Navy and the Army, with many transfers taking place between the services. The Army used them for coastal defense batteries and as field armament, with special gun carriages being built to handle the trunnions.
All of these guns were of built up construction and generally similar. Of the Elswick guns in British service, the Mark I was an Elswick Pattern “P”, Mark II was Pattern “Q” and Mark III was Pattern “T”. Mark I was constructed of A tube, jacket, five B hoops to the muzzle, screwed securing ring and breech ring. The interrupted screw breech block with conical fore part was taken by the jacket. Mark II differed principally in having three B hoops and a short C hoop screwed to the jacket. Mark III differed by having a B hoop, two B tubes and a shorter C hoop. Mark IV was partially wire wound with B tube, jacket, very short C hoop and breech ring. The breech block was taken by a breech bush screwed into the A tube. All Marks originally used a three-motion screw breech.
The Italian firm of Ansaldo purchased many of these guns for secondary weapons on their armored cruisers built around 1900. During World War II, the Italians employed a few as star-shell guns on Littorio class battleships.
Actual bore diameter of all British 4.7” guns was 4.724” (12 cm).