|If you look at photographs of the muzzles of the 15-inch guns of the Littorio Class battleships, you will notice reinforcing bands. If you look at the muzzles of the
plastic 15-inch guns on the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kits, you will notice reinforcing bands but they are so oversize that they look like fungo bats. Regia Marina has
produced four sets of turned brass barrels for the Trumpeter 1:700 scale models of the ships in the class. The big set (A.F.076) from Regia Marina contains a
complete set of turned brass barrels for the 15-inch (381mm) main guns, 6-inch (152mm) secondary guns and 90mm tertiary dual purpose guns. Regia Marina
also has sets for only the 15-inch guns with set A.F.077, 6-inch guns with set A.F. 078 and 90mm guns with set A.F. 079. If you are only going to replace only
one or two sets of barrels it is more economical go buy the individual sets. However, if you are replacing all three calibers of guns, the big set is more economical.