Spanish civil war and RM’s “secret” sub war

This article by Willard C. Frank Jr is from Warship International, #1, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qiaua67yrpcbhg/1%20312.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9z78k2hegicx0t/1%20313.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/71rdn6j4nox1y68/1%20314.jpg?dl=0  

Garibaldi class armoured cruiser, large scale model

This model, possibly a 1/100 builder's model, is preserved at the Italian Navy Academy, Leghorn. Pictures by Giampiero Galeotti, Regia Marina MAS owner and Virginio Trucco. Full info on this class, who served in several Navies here.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ru4hgqi88gfomr/BetasomXISTodaro036-1.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nd7dc7h4o7n7x4v/BetasomXISTodaro037.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6guxyxkx6hetqi/BetasomXISTodaro038.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5iehgsdr806ou25/BetasomXISTodaro039.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dfopl9zhhytbrt2/IMG_0714.JPG?dl=0

The 1940’s “Super Washington” Ansaldo cruisers for Spain 1/200 plans – III

The cooperation between naval industry in Italy and Spain brought to a large set of possible ship to enlarge the Armada. Three designs for large armored cruisers were developed by Ansaldo Sa. The third one was is the best balanced one, with 9/203 in triples and brand new 90mm AA in doubles: Displacement: 16.000 tons; Lenght: … Continue reading The 1940’s “Super Washington” Ansaldo cruisers for Spain 1/200 plans – III

The 1940’s “Super Washington” Ansaldo cruisers for Spain 1/200 plans – II

The cooperation between naval industry in Italy and Spain brought to a large set of possible ship to enlarge the Armada. Three designs for large armored cruisers were developed by Ansaldo Sa. The second one was a large cruiser differing from the first mostly in the armament: Displacement: 16.000 tons; Lenght: 213.9 m (water line); Beam: … Continue reading The 1940’s “Super Washington” Ansaldo cruisers for Spain 1/200 plans – II