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Karle94
Post subject: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 15th, 2020, 2:06 pm
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As I started working on the Francesco Carracciolo for my KuK-Au, I also started working on the Cavour class. I tried to approximate the WWI dark bluish-grey that the Regia Marina was using. The Cavour class had a rather unique, and asymmetrical 13x12"/46 caliber guns, with two twin superfiring over triple turrets, and one triple amidhsips. The secondary battery consisted of 18x120mm/4.7"/50 cal Vickers/Armstrong guns. With a length of 176mm and a width of 28mm the class displaced 23k standard, and 25k fully loaded. Three ships were built; the Conte di Cavour commisioned in 1915, the Giulio Cesare commisioned in 1914, and the Leonardo Da Vinci completed in 1914. The Da Vinci suffered a magazine explosion in 1916 and sank.

Sources for these ships are rather scarce, so I did my best with the few images that are available to me.

Giulio Cesare as commisioned in 1914:
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Giulio Cesare as she appeared in the mid 20s:
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Giulio Cesare as rebuilt in 1937:
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Leonardo da Vinci as commisioned in 1914:
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Conte di Cavour as commisioned in 1915:
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Conte di Cavour as she appeared in the early 1920s:
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Navarchos
Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 15th, 2020, 2:31 pm
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excellent Job Well done


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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 15th, 2020, 2:39 pm
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Awesome! Can't wait to see the full iteration of this class!

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Karle94
Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 15th, 2020, 3:21 pm
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I've added the Conte di Cavour as she appeared in 1915.


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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 15th, 2020, 10:19 pm
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 16th, 2020, 3:33 am
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Good to see somebody is doing them.

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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 16th, 2020, 8:29 pm
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Great work!


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Karle94
Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 20th, 2020, 6:43 am
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I've added the Cavour as she appeared in the early 20s with the pale gray paint and the pilot house moved up one deck and the old one removed.


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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 21st, 2020, 7:45 am
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Conte di Cavour: Italian DreadnoughtsPosted: March 26th, 2020, 4:33 pm
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The history of these ships is quite fascinating and their history will be of keen interest


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