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Taksin 1938


Taksin 1938


  Model  Taksin 1938 
  Kit manufacturer  Anker 16  
  Material  Fertigmodell  
  Origin country  Italy  
  Foreign user  Thailand Italy Germany  
  Built  19.6.2016   
  Topics  Cruiser WW2  (Schiff:) http://www.navypedia.org
(Schiff:) Navies
(Wk2:) second world war
  Scale  1/1250  
  TextEN  The Etna was one the first antiaircraft cruisers build in Italy. Originally ordered by Siam (now Thailand), it was laid down in 1939 as Taksin, equipped with six 15,2 cm guns. In 1942 the ship was taken over by Italy and it was decided to continue it as an AA cruiser which also could serve as flagship. The ship was still under construction in Trieste when it was captured by German troops after the surrender of Italy on 10.09.1943. To prevent their use by the Germans, the ship was sunk by the retreating Italians. Completed about 60%, the Germans never intended to continue the construction, after the war, it was found scuttled in Trieste harbor, refloated and scrapped.(901). Her sister was Vesuvio ex Naresuan 
  BaseVehicle  Ship  

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References(901) http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/captured/cruiser/etna/


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