Lira is an Italian Spica class torpedo boat built during the 1930s, which was equiped with armaments similar to destroyers. It is smaller than destroyer due to the limiting clauses of the Washington Naval Treaty in 1922. The Spica class was designed to be deliberately smaller than the clause requirements of the treaty, so Italy could build an unlimited number should they have wished. Lira was scuttled in September 1943, but recovered by the Germans and served as TA49 until sunk in November 1944.
Simple one piece model design for smaller scales and tweaked to ensure as compliant as possible with Shapeways across a range of materials and the perfect base on which modellers can add the fine detail flourishes to, depending on your skill level. The model has ‘floored guns’ for the best durability to reduce breakages, and be printable in the material offered. Designed by Philip Warnes and can be used at a larger hex scale with his SeaLion Supremacy
game, or any other naval tabletop game that uses this scale.
If you have family that served on this vessel, why not order a metal miniature to keep as a small family keepsake or gift for someone else whose family served onboard. Or maybe you had family who worked at the yards that built this vessel. Keep your family military history alive.