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.

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

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