Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Italian mini-sub used in World War II. The two crewmen rode it like a horse and these figures are in scale to the sub. They were supposed to sneak in at night, attach mines to a ship's hull, set a timer, and scram. It was more likely to kill the crew than its prey, but they managed to sink a few British ships before the war ended. The word Maiale is Italian for pig.

The model is from Italeri in 1/35 scale.

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