Dolphin 1/400 Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine, 002

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Dolphin 1/400 Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine, 002 plastic model kit

1/400 002 Dolphin Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with metal details, a display stand and decals for any hull numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Sauro was the first of her class and is a diesel-electric attack submarine. Sauro and her sister Carlo Fecia di Cossato were introduced in the 1970s, and after some technical problems were solved with the batteries, sisters Leonardo da Vinci and Guglielmo Marconi began service in 1982. The main armament are wire-guided Whitehead Motofides A184 (533mm) torpedoes located amidships, and mines can be substituted. The hull is of a special steel and these subs can dive to at least 410 M (1,345 feet).