Handcrafted Human Torpedo SLC Ready Display Model NEW
The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted. This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos. Specifications approximate: 27.55″L x 2.75″W x 5.11H or 70L x 7W x 13H (cm). Human torpedoes or manned torpedoes are a type of rideable submarine used as secret naval weapons in World War II. The basic design is still in use today as a type of diver propulsion vehicle. The first human torpedo was the Italian Maiale (“Pig”). It was electrically propelled, with two crewmen in diving suits riding astride. The detachable warhead was then used as a limpet mine. They then rode the torpedo away. In operation, the Maiale torpedo was carried by another vessel (usually a normal submarine), and launched near the target. Most manned torpedo operations were at night and during the new moon to cut down the risk of being seen. The idea was successfully applied by the Italian navy (Regia Marina) early in World War II and then copied by the British when they discovered how powerful this new weapon was after three Italian SLC’s successfully forced the harbour of Alexandria and damaged the two British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant, and the tanker Sagona. ” The official Italian name for their craft was “Siluro a Lenta Corsa” (SLC or “Slow-running torpedo”), but the Italian operators nicknamed it “Maiale after their inventor Teseo Tesei angrily called it a pig when it had been difficult to steer. The British copies were named “chariots”. For some reasons if you wish to return the item, please consider not to open the item out of the wooden crate or open the item out of the styrofoam. You can open the carton box, lift up the whole wooden crate and check the models that are packed in wooden crate. For the items are packed in solid styrofoam, you can open the carton box, lift up the top part (styrofoam lid) and check the model. Please do not cut any strips or take the model out of the wooden crate or out of the styrofoam. It is very risky of damages to the item when you return if you open or remove the item out of the wooden crate or the styrofoam. The item “Handcrafted Human Torpedo SLC Ready Display Model NEW” is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “premiumhandicraftimports” and is located in Sugar Land, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.