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"Andrea Doria" class cruiser, 1:350
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Italian escort cruiser.
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The "Andrea Doria" class were helicopter cruisers of the Italian Navy.




Ordered in the 1957-58 Naval Programme, the Andrea Doria class were designed to operate the RIM-2 "Terrier" surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and Sikorsky SH-3 "Sea King" helicopters as both a platform for anti-air and anti-submarine warfare.




The cruiser was carrying on board 2 medium or 4 light ASW-helicopter.




The "Sea Kings" were found to be too large for the class and the Italians instead chose to use "Agusta-Bell" AB204 (later - AB212) helicopters modified for anti-submarine warfare. The design of the helicopter, I borrowed from Matt Bace.




Unlike English or French fleets Italians did not "reinvent the wheel", and used the latest at the time the US weapons systems. Therefore, the silhouette of the cruiser is strongly reminiscent of the American contemporaries - cruiser "Belknap" or "Leahy".




At the same time adding the national specifics in the form of eight excellent "Oto Melara" 76 mm/62 MMI guns to be used for point-blank anti-aircraft defence. The result is a great ship, especially for its time.




My model is built in the scale of 1: 350, for the construction took 537 (433) bricks. Photos in high definition in VK




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 I made it 
  August 24, 2017
Quoting Vincent Desrochers Wow awesome. I like all your boats they are very well detailed for this scale. Excellent MOC
Thank You, Vincent!
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  August 24, 2017
Wow awesome. I like all your boats they are very well detailed for this scale. Excellent MOC
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  February 1, 2017
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Great work! I especially like your AB212 design.
Thank you, Kurt. The design of light helicopter did Matt Bace.
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  February 1, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Fantastic looking ship!
Thanks! ItalDesign! ;-)
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  February 1, 2017
Great work! I especially like your AB212 design.
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  January 31, 2017
Fantastic looking ship!
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  November 2, 2016
Quoting J D Wow, nice job!
Thank you, J D!
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  November 2, 2016
Wow, nice job!
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting BATOH rossi well, I hope you did some units of my land ... of course for me is the most beautiful that you did!
Thanks! I've long want to make a model of the cruiser "Vittorio Veneto" :)
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  October 31, 2016
well, I hope you did some units of my land ... of course for me is the most beautiful that you did!
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  October 31, 2016
Excellent work here. Seems like you entered the italian navy now. :) As you wrote in another comment here, well probably meet again with the type 22 frigate. :) Oh and btw: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100932943@N07/albums/72157675797491795
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting Locutus 666 Excellent work here. Seems like you entered the italian navy now. :) As you wrote in another comment here, well probably meet again with the type 22 frigate. :) Oh and btw: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100932943@N07/albums/72157675797491795
Thanks my friend! Your "Hermes" turned out great - especially magazine cover! I just "fell" at that time! "Broadsword" yet is not very good. Tower-like mast heavy for simulation. In "Sheffield" class it is not very noticeable)) therefore is - the French, American, Italian ships)) And the Soviet of course!
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting Gabor Pauler Good modeling. I just thinking about this Andre Doria class isn't a little bit top heavy with the CIWS put so high? I would be curious about a helicopter landing in a nice gale in North Atlantic...
Thank you Gabor! The area of responsibility of the Marina Militare - the Mediterranean Sea. So the service in the stormy North Atlantic this cruiser is not threatened)) By the way, for this reason the Soviet helicopter carriers "Moscow" and "Leningrad" were transferred to the Northern Fleet of the Black Sea.
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  October 31, 2016
Good modeling. I just thinking about this Andre Doria class isn't a little bit top heavy with the CIWS put so high? I would be curious about a helicopter landing in a nice gale in North Atlantic...
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Another great build. Really love your work here. Will you be building more from the Falklands War? Maybe Admiral Belgrano?
Thank you, Per! Falklands? I have plans to build in the following models: Bristol and County cruisers, frigate type 22 ... Admiral Belgrano? Matt Bace has built a model of the cruiser Brooklyn class on a scale of 1: 200. It is unlikely that I will better :)
 I made it 
  October 30, 2016
Quoting Lego Fire Museum Inc. This is a wonderful model and I love the history lesson too.
Warships are excellent witnessed world history and often direct participants :)
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  October 30, 2016
Quoting D H And the amazing fleet grows! Good job again!
Thank you, Doug!
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  October 30, 2016
Another great build. Really love your work here. Will you be building more from the Falklands War? Maybe Admiral Belgrano?
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  October 30, 2016
This is a wonderful model and I love the history lesson too.
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  October 30, 2016
And the amazing fleet grows! Good job again!
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  October 30, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett Perfect in every detail, lovely work!
Thank you, Nick!
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  October 30, 2016
Perfect in every detail, lovely work!
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  October 30, 2016
Quoting Brick Mason You have really got Cold War warships down. This one is great, love how you do the gun mounts. Hoping to see a RN Type 21 and 22 frigates. Well done!
Thank you! Type 22 - already in the works. But not in the first place - there are more interesting ships))
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  October 30, 2016
You have really got Cold War warships down. This one is great, love how you do the gun mounts. Hoping to see a RN Type 21 and 22 frigates. Well done!
 
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