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Italeri Model Ships 1/35 S-38 Schnellboot Kit

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Italeri Model Ships 1/35 S-38 Schnellboot Kit

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We are proud to announce Italeri's new incoming 1:35 scale model kit dedicated to the Type S-38 Schnellboot, the famous fast attack craft used by the German Navy during the Second World War. The new kit will include photo-etched details able to ensure the highest realism level. Between the two World Wars, several Navies launched programs to develop fast crafts able to perform patrol and attack duties. New engines and technological solutions were able to guarantee, compared to the First World War torpedo boats, improved performances, and better operational efficiency. The German Kriegsmarine developed the famous fast attack craft S-Class during the 1930's. Among the most famous Schnellboot, we can point out the S-38 version. Produced in 100 units, it had a length of 35 meters and a displacement, full load, of over 100 tons. Thanks to its 12 cylinders Daimler Benz engines the S-38 was able to reach a speed of 39.5 knots. Armed with two 533 mm. torpedo tubes it adopted several types of defensive guns. Some of S-38 used the 40 mm. Bofors gun. Captured by Germans during the first years of the War it proved to be a very effective and powerful naval weapon.

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