In March 1939 Italy's Regia Marina established a specialized and secret naval warfare unit called Decima Flottiglia MAS (Motoscafo Anti Sommergibili), generally known as the 10th Light Flotilla or X MAS.
(2.) The one-man "crash" boat was called the motoscafo da turismo (MT), which evolved into the motoscafo da turismo modificato (MTM).
Appena ho potuto ho preso la patente per auto, camion, motoscafo
, elicottero, aeroplano (...) e mi feci tatuare un'enorme bocca sulla bocca dello stomaco (21-22).
MARY MCCARTHY The day's laundry drying between those two brick walls above viridian passages, narrow waterways meeting at right angles, and seen in dim reflection, rows of windows, wooden shutters, iron grating black on clay red, arched above the unmoving, olive-slick slow rippled rio , mirroring the elegant scarlet hull of a moored motoscafo
, the colours each redoubling in the watery channels.
Sintesi delle comunicazioni maritime continues the formal program of Velocita di motoscafo, although now a large industrial ship slices through the abstract, lyrical lines of the ocean, which literally seems to support the boat on its journey to land.
For images see Ruta, Benedetta: Fughe e Ritorni: Dinamismo di un motoscafo, (terra-cotta plate) (c.1929), 27, and Prendendo quota, (tiles) (1931), 64.
Women's bodies and styles will coincide with "le conquiste piu affascinanti della vita moderna." This means: "la donna mitragliatrice, la donna antenna-radio-telegrafica, la donna velivolo, la donna sommergibile, la donna motoscafo
In that same year, Cappa Marinetti, who penned her name simply as Benedetta, participated in the Futurist congress in Milan and produced her first Futurist painting, Velocita di motoscafo
. Although her privileged entry was unique, she was not the first woman to gain access to the movement.