Italeri May 2017 Releases
1/48 HURRICANE Mk.I TROP
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 6 VERSIONS
The Hawker Hurricane has been the most widely used fighter by the British Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The Hurricane was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 12-cylinders, liquid-cooled, with more than 1,000 HP. The eight 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, which equipped it , guaranteed a good firepower. Although it was slower and more antiquated, for aerodynamic design, then the famous “colleague” with whom it shared the operational engagement during the Battle of Britain, however, was more robust, cheaper and easier to maintain and repair. On June 1940 the first Hurricane Mk I “Tropical” version, characterized by the adoption of the Vokes air filter, appeared. Several Hurricanes has been deployed in Malta and in North Africa.
1/72 CAPRONI CA.311/311M
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS
The Ca.311 was projected as reconnaissance aircraft able to develop also missions as light bombardier and ground attack. The Italian company Officine Caproni realized their Ca. 310, then evolved in the Ca.311; the airplane, with elegant lines, was able to fly at 220 knots and was characterized by an almost entirely clear nose, particulary conceived for the better ground observation. Its armament was constituted from three 7,7 mm machine guns, one in ventral position , one in the Lanciani type revolving turret in dorsal position and one positioned on the left wing . The airplane was also able to transport up to 400 kilograms of bombs in the fuselage. The Ca.311 would have developed his missions from 1940 on all the war fronts: from northern Africa, to the Balkans and to Russia, recording also a certain success among the crews for his manageability and his reliability, despite the limited defensive armament and some problems about the reduced engines power. Several planes would have remained in service for training up to 1945, both with the Regia Aeronautica in the southern Italy and with the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana in the north.
1/72 F-5E TIGER ll PATROUILLE SUISSE 50th ANNIVERSARY
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR ALL PLANES
The Northrop F-5 was born in the ’60s to meet the needs of many Countries belonging to NATO that required a multi-role fighter simple, low cost and easy to maintain. In the early 70s the improved version, called F-5E Tiger II, has been developed. It was characterized by the adoption of the new General Electric J85 turbo-jet engines able to provide much higher thrust and a better performance. The F-5 Tiger II has a lengthened and enlarged fuselage, more fuel on board able to guarantee a better operating range and an improved avionic system suitable to fulfill the main role of air defense fighter. The main armament is composed by two 20mm. guns, installed in the nose under the cabin, and several hardpoints able to carry combinations of air-to-air missiles. The F-5E was a great commercial success. It was also produced under license in South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland were in 1995 was adopted from the national acrobatic team “Patrouille Suisse”.
1/35 CARRO ARMATO M14/41 l SERIE with ITALIAN INFANTRY
The Fiat M-14/41 medium tank was used by the Italian Regio Esercito armored Brigades from 1941 to 1943. It was a slightly improved version of the earlier M-13/40 using the same chassis and the same main armament formed by the 47/32 gun located in the turret. Even the secondary armament was the same and based on four Breda 8 mm machine guns : two combined in the hull, one coaxial to the main gun and the last one on top of the turret for the anti-aircrafts defense. The main difference, also recognized in the external design for radiator grilles, was the adoption of the new, and more powerful, 8 V cylinders Fiat SPA-diesel engine The crew was formed by commander, gunner, driver and machine gunner). The M-14/41 was widely used in all military operations in North Africa during World War II.
1/24 SCANIA 164L TOPCLASS
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 2 VERSIONS – ADHESIVE STENCIL – NEW TYRES – ADDITIONAL CHROMED PARTS AND WHEEL RIMS
The Scania 164 has been a reference point of heavy commercial vehicles from the latest part of ‘90s to the first half of the following decade. It was the spearhead of the “Series 4” and it achieved a significant commercial success in a lot of Countries all over the World. The 16-litre engine was able to guarantee power and reliability minimizing, at the same time, the running costs. The 164L “Top Class” was characterized by the highest level of comfort on board either in running conditions or during the rest and parking. The design and the development of the vehicle was able to enhance the active and passive safety. Not least the aerodynamic restyling allowed to have an optimization in fuel consumption even at the high speed. In detail the cabin design of Series 4 changed completely with a rounded and more modern shape. The new cabin design, thanks to the new shape of the frontal grid, permit to have a step useful to reach easier the windscreen during the cleaning and maintenance activities or during the rest. It was considered ideal to make fantastic “Show Trucks”, the famous decorated trucks, real masterpieces on wheels.
1/24 LANCIA STRATOS HF
The Lancia Stratos HF is, without any doubts, a reference icon of Italian automotive production during the ‘70s. The Italian sport car, produced for a short period of time, has become famous for its innovative design, its technical solutions and, above all, for the success achieved in rally competitions. Lancia Stratos won, for the 1974, 1975 and 1976 the World Rally Championship and a lot of Italian and European titles. In terms of mechanical lay out, it adopted the 6 cylinders V engine characterized by a displacement of 2,418 cc, and the rear-wheel drive transmission. Its unique and nice design is, even today, an attractive dream for all fans of the automotive history.