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Autore: Alessandro
Skjold-Class Royal Norwegian Review

Skjold-Class Royal Norwegian Navy Corvette PigModels Review

KIT:
  • Item number: 350-001
  • Scale: 1/350
  • Number of molds: 2
  • Photo-etch parts
  • Metal wire
  • Decals
  • 16 crews 3D painting part
  • Material: PS plastic and Metal
  • Manual with 16 steps
  • Suggested colors: Mr Color 51-14-31-33-43-19-40-2-41-116-62-90
History:
The Skjold-class corvettes (skjold means “shield” in Norwegian) are a class of six light, superfast, stealth missile corvettes in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy. The boats were previously classified as MTBs (motor torpedo boats) but, since 2009, the Royal Norwegian Navy has described them as corvettes (korvetts) because their seaworthiness is considered comparable to corvettes and because they do not carry torpedoes. They were built at the Umoe Mandal construction site. With a maximum speed of 55 knots (102 km/h), the Skjold-class corvettes were the fastest combat ships at the time of their introduction.[5]
The Skjold class ships began with the development of the Royal Norwegian Navy’s “Project SMP 6081”, and the first pre-production version was ordered on 30 August 1996. The first ship of its class, P960, was launched on 22 September 1998 and commissioned 17 April 1999. A 2001 Norwegian Parliamentary White Paper recommended the construction of five additional vessels, which was agreed in 2002. Six Skjold-class vessels replaced the Royal Norwegian Navy’s previous fourteen Hauk-class patrol boats.