Italeri Vosper MTB 74 St. Nazaire Raid Edition Plastic Model Boat Kit

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Italeri Vosper MTB 74 St. Nazaire Raid Edition Plastic Model Boat Kit (5619)
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Italeri Vosper MTB 74 St. Nazaire Raid Edition

This stunning example of the Vosper MTB 74 has been recreated in amazing detail by Italeri.

The model measures an impressive 655mm in length and containes authentic decals and photo etched parts.

Italeri have used all new moulds for this model.

Scale - 1:35

History of this boat

On March 1942, a British amphibious attack was undertaken by The Royal Navy and Commandos against the large dry dock at Saint Nazaire, in German occupied France.

“Chariot” was the codename of the combined operation. The French harbour was in fact an important logistic point for the German Kriegsmarine in the Atlantic.

The raid was conducted by destroyers and motor launches which provided the transport for the British Commandos.

The operation was a success and the dry dock was damaged and unusable until the end of the war.

A key role was assigned to the MTB 74. It had been modified by the Royal Navy shipyards to house torpedo tubes on its foredeck and have built in engine silencers to reduce noise.

The MTB 74 duty was to hit the anti-submarine nets and then to launch its torpedoes to block the lock gate.

The MTB achieved its targets but on the way back it was hit and sank.

 Starter Paint Pack Includes:

17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes.