Italeri 1/35 M.A.S. 568 4a Series motor torpedo boat with crew

Product Code: ITA5626

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£109.99 £104.99

These are scale plastic model sets that require assembly and painting. They do not contain paints and glues unless otherwise stated.

Motoscafo armato silurante (torpedo-armed motorboat), commonly abbreviated as MAS was a class of fast torpedo-armed vessels used by the Regia Marina (Italian Royal Navy) during World War I and World War II. Originally, "MAS" referred to motobarca armata SVAN (armed motorboat SVAN, Società Veneziana Automobili Navali (Naval Automobile Society of Venice).

MAS were essentially motorboats with displacements of 20–30 tonnes (depending on the class), a 10-man crew and armament composed of two torpedoes, heavy machine guns and occasionally a 37 mm or 20 mm cannon.

The term "MAS" is an acronym for Mezzi d'Assalto, (assault craft) in the unit name Flottiglia MAS (assault craft flotilla), the most famous of which was the Decima MAS of World War II.

Italeri 1/35 M.A.S. 568 4a Series motor torpedo boat with crew