RN Grecale, 1/100

RN Grecale, preserved at Museo della Marina La Spezia. Beware: this specific configurations seems to be a mix of different layouts of the ship during her service. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y09vxolrbedja2i/2002_0824_153333AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0g5o2hth2hi6bq/2002_0824_153350AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a75vgghemhodbgg/grecale.jpg?dl=0

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Mediterranean 1941-1943

Picture taken by Nicola Siracusano, Warship International, #4, 1993. RN Corazziere and RN Grecale in Taranto dry dock, January 1942. RN Corazziere lot the bow in a collision with RN Granatiere; RN Grecale shows some damage in the night encounter with British forse in the night  of November, 9th, 1941 https://www.dropbox.com/s/51exjn1b8h99pjr/IMG_20180116_0002.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gei4w19fcx2bmck/IMG_20180116_0003.png?dl=0 Photos taken from … Continue reading Mediterranean 1941-1943

RM’s battle flags

Ragia Marina' battle flags preserved at the Sacrario delle Bandiere in Rome. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jawkmduj6e0fxpv/P50925-105659.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s50lctpwm0u09fm/P50925-105705.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/650zyuygdyufuvn/P50925-105709.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmlrig6boccsaf4/P50925-105738.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvsjrzezklzj5cq/P50925-105758.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3qac95dsubhmx0/P50925-105806.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ule55oi1uyo6c8/P50925-105812.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0hoi1cw7131zz6q/P50925-105849.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/w3lcc4w1dtidsm9/P50925-105908.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvwofymhtqgikul/P50925-110007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bb7lrcf4p61t512/P50925-110032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ovnyyga5qexh6y/P50925-110042.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vhajtr6y2q98s0r/P50925-110051.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhmj8o81fn6um6x/P50925-110117.jpg?dl=0

Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training – II

Between July and September 1941 some delegations of the Regia Marina travelled to Germany to examine in depth the German dispositions and equipments for the night combat. Here is a synthesis of the assessed points: night fleet formation: heavy units shielded at a distance by smaller units and, if available, by a second line at … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training – II

Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

It is very common to read that the Regia Marina was not trained nor had a doctrine for night fighting, with even grotesque sentences like Arrigo Petacco's one, who wrote that the heavy cruisers at Matapan had not only the 203 turrets longitudinally trained (as normal in the absence of enemy sighting) and, absurdly,  with the … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

Decima Flotilla Decimated

This article by J. Caruana is from Warship International #2, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3qc8iu2lpix42t/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5ve6uxg564zvc9/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh1mqj7ge7e1yss/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qv1d7pos5ji0ns/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnqzp4crq27wkc3/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta1bp1awbq0uw3e/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/crp9vnp3d62ecdx/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kji32ssa0ctmif/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lavi51ce8sdw1zg/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0  

SMS Szent István – Hungaria’s only and ill-fated dreadnought

This essay by E.F. Sieche is from Warship International °2, 1991 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlwu513wauthjkx/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngm2uzvzy5z5qsu/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3l9osm6jva9086/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nv60ah0pounv2s/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/is9ralm4h86w7n1/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oky3nnv60udfg/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yehok4a41gd5cj/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0xgifpzjm3sxub/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0sqbw4te01slvk/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkgjryi1ypcv50n/IMG_20171007_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/82od4z1ldgx1q08/IMG_20171007_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/40pxtx80wj7cage/IMG_20171007_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukxw9k5o4p9q687/IMG_20171007_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7xrs9b4843d1f1/IMG_20171007_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7h9rfo8b1tvzwa/IMG_20171007_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3kcgbhma2ag6gk/IMG_20171007_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ve1oquh168648xb/IMG_20171007_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9wu1rbpmcnt9ac/IMG_20171007_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/957vea4uq8xg75n/IMG_20171007_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/67ow68zwi3r5n4k/IMG_20171007_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiiny7f9isjsfoy/IMG_20171007_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4t0640tn4o7fug/IMG_20171007_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5va67iwpohdtk1/IMG_20171007_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/11ikpqxj7riio6f/IMG_20171007_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jms74iulqoqn3u8/IMG_20171007_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jsg65616k677up1/IMG_20171007_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pft5kjk4b3bur3/IMG_20171007_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuj81r3726kvh1f/IMG_20171007_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x0984mx5hu01s2/IMG_20171007_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yg7xvy1lrbl1l4d/IMG_20171007_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmbubkszmwtv1u2/IMG_20171007_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/du8qiz6dj3eafl5/IMG_20171007_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/73e3z1jbm8au69j/IMG_20171007_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjhz70ef62ags8u/IMG_20171007_0034.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki4dgj6r6jnvnh6/IMG_20171007_0035.jpg?dl=0  

Regia Marina WWII pictures.

These pictures were published on Warship International #2, 1990. Originals by Luigi Maggi and Ubaldo Angelini. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kavehswp5t0witn/Senza%20titolo-1.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at La Spezia, April 18th, 1943 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4as4yno29mnocm/Senza%20titolo-2.jpg?dl=0 R. CT Freccia and R.CT Saetta (right) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywirf3d5qqkeh8d/Senza%20titolo-3.jpg?dl=0 4th and 7th Cruiser division, October 9th, 1940 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n60ab3gwsjxt8vn/Senza%20titolo-4.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at Taranto, in the floating basin, probably 1940 or 1941. … Continue reading Regia Marina WWII pictures.

Garibaldi class armoured cruiser, 1/50 model

This model is preserved at Museo Tecnico Navale La Spezia. Full info on this class, who served in several Navies here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/apktqncdqtwd60f/2002_0824_153949AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2n0x4wowkr63eog/2002_0824_154027AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rryijw0hsisk6fs/2002_0824_154042AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9jipu59cov4hjc/2002_0824_154056AA.jpg?dl=0

Galata Museo del Mare – Genova

Just a glimpse to the contents of this great naval museum, bot civil and military: models, simulations, preserved ships. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvsrcixzzdu6rqb/IMG_2162.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r28zb6sr9jdin0w/IMG_2167.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tpniujxxyz11c2/IMG_2168.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/54s1qoh609nojee/IMG_2170.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vdeyspsq8w4wv2/IMG_2171.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qn374xd6rye7ao8/IMG_2186.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ulawsyvri5if5j/IMG_2187.jpg?dl=0