1/350 Regia Marina 152mm/53 (6") Model 1929 x4 (Ansaldo Built w. Blast Bags)

  • $26.50

1/350 Scale Regia Marina 152mm/53 (6") Model 1929 x4 Ansaldo built with Blast Bags or 'Pants'. These are highly detailed models created using plans, dimensions and many photographs for the Condottieri Class Light Cruisers: Raimondo Montecuccoli & Eugenio di Savoia. These Turrets differed in shape from the others in the class. These are NOT suitable for Luigi Cadorna, Armando Diaz, Muzio Attendolo, Emanuele Filiberto Duca d’Aosta, Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi or Giuseppe Garibaldi:

  • 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.