Anteo – Mantua


(MA743) Length 35 1/2″ / Height 24″ / Scale 1:30


Anteo (MA743) Length 35 1/2″ / Height 24″ / Scale 1:30

The steam powered tug Anteo was built in Italy before WWII. She was incorporated into the Italian Navy during the war, and is still in use today. These tugs were built in large numbers before WWII, and many are still in use in Italian ports.

This kit from Mantua is double-planked using two layers of sturdy limewood. Keel, bulkheads and decks are laser cut, and specifically designed to accommodate radio control equipment. High quality fittings include bulwarks and windows in photo-etched brass, rubber bumpers, turned wooden barrels, and operational anchor winch. Seven sheets of plans, based on original plans, provide typical layout for radio control.

Stuffing box alignment to motor requires advanced modeling skills.

Kit includes stuffing box, shaft and propeller.

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