Italeri December 2016 Releases

3905_01lrMercedes Benz Actros MP4 Gigaspace 1/24
100% NEW MOULDS – TWO VERSIONS DECALS – NEW WHEELS – NEW RUBBER TYRES.
Actros is the commercial name for Mercedes-Benz heavy truck range. The Actros range has been introduced in 1995 and quickly achieved a significant commercial success as a suitable solution to perform long-distance haulage and heavy-duties haulage. The New Actros, introduced on the market in 2012, is the most update and innovative expression of the heavy truck Mercedes family. It is characterised by an advanced and modern design and the adoption of new Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines. The vehicle configuration has been designed and developed to guarantee the highest operational efficiency minimising the running costs. Among the several configurations available it is particularly interesting the “GigaSpace”, long-haul high-roof cabin version, design to offer the highest standard of comfort on board for two drivers. Thank to its features, Actros Gigaspace can be considered one the best solution for international long-distance transport activities.

2733_tavola2lrH-21C SHAWNEE “FLYING BANANA” 1/48
100% NEW MOULDS. SUPER DECAL SHEET – PHOTO ETCHED PARTS – COLOURED INSTRUCTION SHEET
The H-21 Shawnee is known for its nickname “flying banana” which derives from the particular upward angle of the aft fuselage. The fuselage designed, in this original way, has been developed to permit the adoption of the two powerful tandem rotors and the oversized propellers. Thanks to the two rotors and the strong aerodynamic structure, the H-21 became a real and reliable “workhorse” able to successfully perform the most demanding transport tasks in any kind of environments. Widely used by the United States Army since the first half of the 50s, it was also deployed in the Vietnamese operation theatre for use in transporting troops and tactical supplies since 1961. To increase the defensive capability the H-21 was often armed of mobile machine guns to the side doors. It was gradually replaced by the more modern UH-1 and CH-47.

2765_tavola_latilrMACCHI MC.205 VELTRO
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 6 VERSIONS The Macchi M.C. 205 Veltro is often considered the best Italian fighter of World War II. It kept the excellent aviation design of its predecessor, the M.C. 202 “Folgore”, and adopted the German engine Daimler-Benz DB 605. Thanks to the powerful V 12 cylinders engine, produced under license by the Italian manufacturer Fiat, the “Veltro” was able to reach the max speed of 640 Km/h. Fast, manoeuvrable and well armed with the adoption of two 20 mm guns fitted in the wings and two 12,7 mm machine guns located in the nose, the M.C. 205 was able to provide the same fighting performances of the best Allied fighter such as the American P-51 Mustang. The Veltro reach the front line on the first months of 1943 when it has been adopted by Regia Aeronautica fighter squadrons. After the armistice between Italy and the Allied forces, it continued to equip the Aeronautica Nazionale Rebubblicana and the Italian Co-Belligereant Air Forces.

1386_tavola-lrJAGUAR A
The Jaguar, born during the ‘60s thanks to a development partnership program between French and British aviation companies, is one of the most famous and “long lasting” ground attack and close air support aircraft used by British Royal Air Force and French Armée de l’Air. After the Iraqui invasion of Kuwait, the French Government joined to the International Coalition and launched the operation “Daguet” by participating in the first Gulf War. The Armée de l’Air Jaguars, deployed in the Saudi Arabian airbases, provided a significant contribution and successfully performed, thanks to the improved capability to use laser-guided weapons, close support and strike missions against ground targets, command centres and communication lines.

 


Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.

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