RN Francesco Caracciolo 1919 design

The RN Francesco Caracciolo was to only Italian WWI super dreadnought to be launched on 12 May  1915 at Castellamare di Stabia. The original project called for a 35,000 tons BB, a speed of 28 knots, 12/381 in triples and 20 152 mm in casemates: at any affect, the first fast battleship. The projects were … Continue reading RN Francesco Caracciolo 1919 design

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The Borodino/Izmail class battlecruisers

This article is from WI #4, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3jd2gg3may7a9w/IMG_20171113_0001.jpeg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9sgsc5yuv58clx/IMG_20171113_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n8kufkbgmijdcl/IMG_20171113_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7e61v0v7qrvpu3y/IMG_20171113_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvf9r3f9witdrh3/IMG_20171113_0005.jpg?dl=0      

The Kronshtadt class Battlecruisers

This article by V. Iu. Uso is from Warship International #4,1991. Originally published in Sudostroenie, 1989, #11. https://www.dropbox.com/s/9g7yo4m5prr7rpa/IMG_20171025_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kr0wlxm5b25vwjn/IMG_20171025_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/25c0p4tf201fe2f/IMG_20171025_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/far2rdk8l4rehu0/IMG_20171025_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/neu50xit5au1ht2/IMG_20171025_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/im7jn40tefcj4gj/IMG_20171025_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1t96vx324wzmabf/IMG_20171025_0007.jpg?dl=0 Added Steve MacLaughin considerations, including the Stalingrad class (model preserved in Saint Petersburg is here): https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvf9r3f9witdrh3/IMG_20171113_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/230hy6i6x3wfuzi/IMG_20171113_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgq0g7kw8mo0hyd/IMG_20171113_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/usczh9g8qfje8dd/IMG_20171113_0008.jpg?dl=0  

HMS Dryad class gunboat original large scale model

Preserved at the Bulgarian Navy Museum in Varna, scale unknown. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3may2vdr7bc38rf/HPIM1359.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lfc9dvv228povgj/HPIM1360.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/d5ilsckot9domlf/HPIM1361.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltqth2xn5xo77gf/HPIM1362.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bc3y1gln2kxhlf/HPIM1363.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ejy9u17ao4s26g/HPIM1365.jpg?dl=0  

HMS Hood post WWII refit, 1/400 what if

This model is a 1/400 Heller Hood, updated KGV style as in some of the refit hypothesis. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tekcgrk0xzvizki/HPIM2170.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bf2981ldu5egxup/HPIM2173.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/l83srd1k0wgg0y1/HPIM2174.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvi5k59bwdwkl3r/HPIM2175.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxxlgyor7c1m94i/HPIM2178.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7biuba27svl7h9c/HPIM2179.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t087v9u1rm1v9q0/HPIM2183.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qb1y19l7yfw43bd/HPIM2185.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ahcbncj3rhsgx5/HPIM2186.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/osr2jtr81yf0o35/HPIM2187.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  

Ferretti’s 10/381 in quintuples battleship design

Unfortunately there is not so much known about this design. The original drawing comes from"Warships of the first line of battle" in the "Transactions of the International Engineering Congress" acta, 1916, while the second design seems a fantasy adaption of the first in line with the semisubmersible battleship plans by Soliani. Armed with 10/381, 12 … Continue reading Ferretti’s 10/381 in quintuples battleship design

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  

Comandanti medaglie d’oro destroyers 1942-43

This article by Erminio Bagnasco and Mark Grossman is from Warship International #3, 1990. Even is not updated to the latest news, it is one of the best reference for these interesting units. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mkqpsrzsj93fx9/IMG_20170702_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzpju3ft391obw9/IMG_20170702_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9cf2zw66ms386tw/IMG_20170702_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uty31pnc4wshxou/IMG_20170702_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvedjp9ar4gpd5d/IMG_20170702_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cwda4rzkpcomi0/IMG_20170702_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pn7gkiiyqjutl14/IMG_20170702_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9acu6nibtq52uvx/IMG_20170702_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fikb93k9lvahnny/IMG_20170702_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xyeni90nteby8vc/IMG_20170702_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/15lo4vvg3e7ysli/IMG_20170702_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sjr7orl4i5fyvg1/IMG_20170702_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpmgrfq0dnrz5e3/IMG_20170702_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5kdacb4zsyn9bcf/IMG_20170702_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zus1r4tcdatecmy/IMG_20170702_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pyfj59m1l5ehzz9/IMG_20170702_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dpiq4i4xx38usgq/IMG_20170702_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow4mg0eewu1e0mh/IMG_20170702_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ma0iqpt322jtgni/IMG_20170702_0019.jpg?dl=0