Italeri M.A.S. 568 4th Series 1:35 Scale Plastic Model Kit (5608)
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During World War I, the Regia Marina (Italian Navy) converted a number of larger civilian motorboats into fast attack craft armed with two torpedoes, machine guns, and a light canon. The World War I MAS achieved some great victories against the Austro-Hungarian Navy, so it was only natural that the the MAS concept wound continue to evolve into World War II.
The M.A.S. (Mezzi d'Assalto) of World War II was armed with two 450mm torpedoes and an anti-aircraft gun. These fast boats were capable of 45 knots and their shallow draft allowed them a great deal of tactical flexibility.
One MAS was credited with torpedoing the cruiser HMS Capetown in the Red Sea, hitting several combat and support vessels in the Mediterranean, and several other successful skirmishes including the battle for Sevestapol on the Black Sea.
About the Italeri M.A.S. 568 4th Series Plastic Model Kit
Length - 552mm
Scale - 1:35
Injection-molded, 241 parts (56 photoetched metal), decals
The kit also comes with a photo book that shows period black and white photos of the MAS boats in different series and their details inside the pilot house and around the exterior.
The kit comes with decals for the following:
- MAS 568, Black Sea, summer 1942
- MAS 563, Mazara, Italy, 1943
The decal sheet provides both low-visibility and high visibility markings depending on assignment. MAS 563 is depicted with the red/white bands on her bow as a 'don't shoot me' identification for axis aircraft operating in the area.
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