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Battleship Vittorio Veneto

Battleship Vittorio Veneto Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2017 Title Battleship Vittorio Veneto
Author Carlo Cestra Publisher Kagero
Published 2017 ISBN 9788365437303
Format 82 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $34.95

Review

Tackling Trumpeter's 1:700 Vittorio Veneto? Anticipating its 1:350 version? Get this book.

Named for a WWI Italian victory over Austria-Hungary and unit of Fascist Italy's Littorio battleship class, the Vittorio Veneto honorably acquitted itself in engagements with Allied naval forces during WWII.

Now it's the subject of a cool, colorful entry in Kagero's "Super Drawings in 3D" series – available in North America from Casemate.

Author Carlo Cestra kick-starts coverage with notes on Vittorio Veneto's historical background, design and construction. Text next turns to a technical summary and operational history. And the overview ends with a "conclusion" and one-source "bibliography".

Contents thereafter turn meaty for modelers. At least 72 pages of clear, highly informative 3-D drawings detail Vittorio Veneto, stem to stern, follow. And a separate sheet of 1:350 plans – with larger scale detail insets – complete contents.

Nitpicks?

A shot of Vittorio Veneto in Erminio Bagnasco and Augusto De Toro's definitive monograph, The Litttorio Class, shows fewer red & white recognition stripes on the warship's bow deck. Enthusiasts might prefer the term "rangefinder" to "telemetric turrets". And I thought Ro.43 seaplanes wore overall Grigio Azzurro Scuro 3 (FS36118) camouflage – not Verde Oliva Scuro 2 (FS34052).

Concerns aside, I enjoyed this "Super Drawings in 3D" installment. Make it your Vittorio Veneto handbook!

My sincere thanks to Casemate for this review sample!