Italeri Nov 2018 Releases
1/35 T34/85 Zavod 183 Mod. 44
100% New Moulds – Gluable rubber tracks or link-and-length tracks – Fully detailed interiors – Fully detailed engine – Photo-etched parts
The T-34 tank is certainly one of the most famous armoured vehicles of the Second World War and it was the mainstay of the Soviet Army during the conflict. The most important innovations introduced by the T-34 design were the frontal sloped armour, able to guarantee a better protection against the direct hits, and the adoption of wide tracks able to provide a good mobility on all types of terrain including mud and snow. The first version of T-34, armed with a 76 mm. short barrel gun, obtained immediately an advantage against the most common German tanks of the era as the Panzer III and the Panzer IV. In 1943 the T-34 was further improved with the adoption of a completely new turret, bigger and with a better armour, capable of housing the powerful 85 mm long barrel gun. Thanks to the new T-34/85 the Soviet Armoured Forces could effectively face even the most modern and advanced German Tanks as the Tiger and the Panther.
1/24 IVECO TURBOSTAR 190-42 CANVAS WITH ELEVATOR
COLORS INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
The Iveco Turbostar was an important commercial success for Italian manufacturer. Thanks to its characteristics of strength, reliability and performance, it achieved a significant position on the European truck market and it was the most widespread industrial vehicle in Italy in the late 80s. It was declined in numerous versions and adopted several outfitting to satisfy the specific transportation needs of the users. The version with the canvas deck was one of the most common version able to guarantee a great flexibility of transport of all types of goods. Another great advantage of the Iveco 190.42 was the loading capacity compared to the overall dimension. The payload / size ratio provided by 190.42 was an important factor to perform transportation duties outside of the motorways and even in the smaller urban area. Often an hydraulic rear platform to make easier the loading and unloading activities was added to the canvas version.
1/72 Operation Silver Bayonet – Vietnam War 1965 – BATTLE SET
The political-military escalation happened the 1960s in Southeast Asia has generated one of the longest and most complex conflicts in the recent History. The United States supported the South Vietnam Government against the North Vietnamese regular troops flanked by the People’s Liberation Armed Forces, commonly knows as Vietcong. The ground war started in 1965 and ended only ten years later with the fall of Saigon of the evacuation of the latest American soldiers. The long years of war, started with an aerial campaign of bombing on North Vietnam, were characterized by clashes and fighting in tough rural environments with a vegetation and a structure of villages that provided ideal conditions for the guerrilla war. Unfortunatel,y a huge number of civilians were involved in the war and in the military operations. The American military supremacy, which saw the massive use of helicopters and armoured vehicles, was counterbalanced by the effective North Vietnamese and Vietcong tactics.
1/72 “Top Gun” F-14A vs A-4F
CONTAINS 2 MODELS – COLORS INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
The American supersonic twin-engine Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the icon of the U.S. Navy fighter squadrons during the ‘80s and ‘90s. it was characterized by the adoption of the variable-sweep wing, the twin-tail and the tandem two-seat cabin. The “Tomcat” provided an impressive operational performance. Thanks to its two General Electric Afterburning turbofans it was able to reach the max speed of Mach 2.34. It was armed with a 20 mm M61 Vulcan rotating gun and it could use, in addition to the more conventional AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow, the AIM-54 Phoenix radar-guided long-range missiles. The best pilots of the U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons took part in combat training courses at the famous Fighter Weapon School better known as “Top Gun”. The F-14 pilots could improve their combat skills and capability on the F-14 confronting against A-4 Skyhawk and F-5 Tiger II used by the school to simulate the flying characteristics of the Soviet Mig.
1/72 F-5E SWISS AIR FORCE
COLORS INSTRUCTIONS SHEET – SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 3 VERSIONS
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 formed 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 Switzerland, Taiwan and South Korea.
1/24 FIAT 131 Abarth Rally
The Fiat 131 Abarth was built on the frame of the two-door Fiat sedan. The development made by Abarth considered several modifications and improvements starting from the reduction of the body weight using lighter materials. Then some new fenders, to permit the adoption of larger wheels, were installed and new air-intakes on the hood and on the sides to optimize the cooling of the mechanics were designed. The engine was a 4-cylinder longitudinal engine characterised by the use light alloy head and 4 valves per cylinder. The Fiat 131 Abarth was built from 1976 and it was used in the World Rally Championship where achieved important results as three manufacturers’ championship, one pilots’ championship and one FIA trophy. It took part in international competitions until 1982 when it was replaced by the Lancia brand cars.
1/24 RENAULT 5 ALPINE
The Renault 5 is a real icon of the French automotive World. The small car, developed by Renault, was produced from the beginning of the ‘70s to the first half of the ‘80s and it rapidly achieved an extraordinary commercial success in several Countries. The most relevant success factor was a very good mix between functionality, appealing design, reliability and smartness. From the chassis of the Renault 5 was developed the sport version Alpine that was characterized by high standard in terms of performance for a small urban car. It adopted the air-cooled 1397 cc 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 93 Hp. Further more several new solutions were used on the Alpine as the braking system with front discs and rear drums or the use of innovative materials. Small, compact but with a very good performance especially in the acceleration and in the drive-ability.
LEONARDO DA VINCI: LEVERAGE CRANE
The leverage crane is developed from Leonardo’s sketchbook concepts, in this case for a heavy-lift crane system that uses a ratcheting system to rotate in only one direction while providing leverage to raise the load with a fraction of the force needed with a simple pulley.
LEONARDO DA VINCI: ROLLING BALL TIMER
The Da Vinci Rolling Ball Timer is developed from Leonardo’s sketchbook concepts of an escapment mecanism.
The kit uses the principles of gravity and kinetics to measure the passage of time. It employs precision gears to power a platform in a “see-saw” pattern that propels a rolling ball When complete, it exhibitsa concept relating to the laws of motion and delivers hours of entertainment.
The practice of Gladiatorial fights spread fast in Roman culture. Its origin can be traced back to the munus, i.e., the practice of rich and famous personalities of sponsoring public performances during religious holidays, festivals and events. The Emperor Vespasianus built the largest amphitheater in the world for gladiatorial games: the Flavian Amphiteatre, better known as the Coliseum. The fights happened often took place between couples of different gladiator types such as the myrmillons, the thracians, the secutores, the retiarii, each characterized by his own equipment and fighting style.