Takom Ships 1/350 Italian Horizon Class Destroyer D553 Andrea Doria / D554 Caio Duilio KitTAK-6007
THE MODELER HAS THE CHOICE OF BUILDING EITHER THE ANDREA DORIA OR THE CAIO DUILO
The two ships that Italy ordered were to be called the Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio. The first one was commissioned in 2007. It reached full operational capability in 2008. The second ship followed in 2009. The Horizon class ships are officially referred to -as frigates purely for political reasons. However, considering their size and powerful armament, these ships are clearly destroyers. These vessels have enhanced stealth features with significantly reduced radar cross-section and noise levels. The main radar is the EMPAR phased array multi-purpose radar. It detects air targets and provides tracking for the missiles. The Horizon class destroyers are fitted with a 48-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) for a mix of Aster-15 (range 30 km) and Aster-30 (range 120 km) surface-to-air missiles.
This kit can be built as full hull or waterline models. Includes photo-etched parts and detailed instructions.