Soviet Navy Fleet

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Scale: 1/300th
1 Aircraft
11 Vessels
PlasticMetal Resin
Requires Assembly

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

Description

Description

Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR (VMF) – i.e. The Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR, or the ‘Red Fleet’ for short.

The Russian Armed forces of WWII are an interesting blend of extraordinary innovation and technical achievement, and extraordinary inexperience and foolish management of its huge forces.

Russia had plenty of small ships and boats for both offensive and defensive purposes. These small ships and boats came in many shapes and sizes.

A common class, over 350 being put into service, was the MO small guard ship. It stood for Maly Okhotnik, or “small hunter” and gained the nickname Moshkaor “fly”. These useful vessels were primarily built for anti-submarine work, but soon extra roles were found for them: minelaying and sweeping, convoy, patrol and even supporting ground operations.

Captured craft and lend-lease British and American MTBs were used in their light flotillas. Their home-grown efforts, however, produced the peculiar looking G-5 light torpedo boats.

The G-5s main strike weapon was two torpedoes, stern launched, which was rare in WWII. They were dropped tail first into the water, so a sharp turn was necessary on launch to get out of the way. Unlike most other nations, the boats carried no cannon but were armed with one 12.7mm machine gun and normally two 7.62mm MMGs.

Soviet Navy Fleet

The Soviet Navy then is not a glamorous fleet for the gamer. Rather it’s a solid, unsophisticated affair, with no radar, little radio, few automatic cannons or other refinements. As ever with Russian forces, quantity has a quality all its own. Your best tactic is to get in quick, torpedo your target and escape fast as you are likely to take much damage from concentrated cannon fire. Use the MO boats to support you, use minefields to hide in, and if desperate, use the threat of your terrifying if inaccurate Katyusha rocket! URRAH!

The Regia Marina Fleet Contains:

  • 4 x G5 MTB (metal)
  • 4 x D3 MTB (metal)
  • 2 x Bronekaters (metal)
  • 1 x Fugas class Minesweeper (resin and metal)
  • 1 x Il-2 Sturmovik (metal)
  • Ship Cards
  • Wakes
  • Plastic Torpedo markers

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

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