General Rota hybrid carrier/cruiser, 1925.

This model (probably a 1/100 one) is preserved at Museo Tecnico Navale, La Spezia. Specs were: 12480 tons, 8/203 in 2 quadruples, 6/120, 12/40 mm (2*6) Collapsable funnels and masts when needed, special stern for seaplanes recovery, smoke diverted to the side when needed. This kind of unit would avoid the Washington Treaty tonnage restrictions for cruiser, … Continue reading General Rota hybrid carrier/cruiser, 1925.

OTO Leghorn Battlecruiser design for the Regia Marina, ’30.

Project from 1930-1935 for a possible transformation of the  Cavour and Doria classes or a new unit compliant with the international agreements. Characteristics: 26670 tons length 215 m. width 32 m. speed 30 knots 9/381 12/152 12/100 32 AA, calibre unknown, 8 torpedo tubes, 533mm. This model differs form a similar one, usually found in … Continue reading OTO Leghorn Battlecruiser design for the Regia Marina, ’30.