Ne Tron Menja (Не тронь меня) – a mystery to be solved

This strange AA platform used by the Soviets during WWII is, as far as I know, still a small mystery in naval history. In this article from Warships International #2, 1986, by Rene Greger a detailed description of what is known is given, but the proposed answer is, with any evidence, wrong.

The Ansaldo UP41 design had a width of 35,5 meters  and the Pugliese system was not included in the design (we cannot esclude the Soviet obtained it from other sources).

Russian source states that it was a section of the to be built “Project 23” battleships used before the war to test the anti torpedo systems.

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