MAS 568 4a Serie PT Boat
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Since First World War the Italian Regia Marina was deserved great attention to the development of small and rapid vessels generally armed with torpedoes.
The moto torpedo boats, better known as MAS, were civilian vessels variants. The results achieved during First World War were remarkable with the sinking, on behalf of Commandant Luigi Rizzo, of the Austro-Hungarian Marine battleships Wien and Szent Istvan. The Italian Marine continued working to improve the performance of the small but fast moto torpedoes. The MAS 500, equipped with gasoline engines by Isotta-Fraschini during the Second World War were more powerful and reliable, and were deployed both as moto torpedoes and anti submarine platforms for dropping depth charges. Capable of reaching a top speed of 40 knots and
armed with two 450mm torpedoes.