Duca degli Abruzzi-class Light Cruiser
Ships in class: 2
The final subclass of the Condottieris marked a radical shift in design philosophy. These cruisers featured an entirely different armoring scheme more akin to those of the Zara class that resulted in a significantly better protected vessel. Additionally, two more guns were added to the main battery by changing the “A” and “Y” turrets to triple mountings. Finally, torpedoes were restored and the launchers increased to a pair of triple mountings. All of this made for a significant increase in displacement, but in this case, the Regia Marina chose to accept a slightly slower vessel.