Italeri Feb 2017 Releases

1/48 TORNADO IDS 311° GV RSV-60° ANNIV.
SUPER DECAL SHEET – COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET

The first November 1956 the Reparto Sperimentale Volo flight group of the Italian Air Force was born. The department was soon identified by the number 311 that is still present nowadays on the planes. To celebrate the sixty years of activities a dedicated commemorative livery has been developed and adopted on a Tornado IDS. It has been used during the commemorative event of’ October 2016 ant it has generated a great interest and an impressive success. Today the “311” flight group is one of the most advanced aeronautical testing and experimental centres in the World and it is formed by highly trained and skilled personnel. The Tornado IDS, was developed by a partnership program, during the ’70s, between Italy, Britain and Germany to develop a modern multi-role combat aircraft air attack. With almost 1,000 units produced, the Tornado is a milestone of the military aviation. Decals for 1 version.

1/72 JUNKER JU-88 A4
UPGRADED MOULDS

The Junkers JU-88 must be considered the most important German airplane of World War II, next to the BF-109 and FW-190. This twinengine plane was originally designed as fast bomber. The project was a complete success and thus the aircraft was also used as a valuable night fighter, a specialized attack aircraft, a torpedo-bomber or as reconnaissance aircraft and finally, during the final phase of WW II, it became known as “the Flying Bomb”. The A4 was the most widely used variant of the Luftwaffe and participated in all theaters during the war, from the battle of Britain to the desperate defense of the German skies. Decals for 1 version.

1/72 KFZ.305 AMBULANCE
The Opel Blitz medium truck was used extensively by the German Army on all fronts during World War Two. Several thousand of them were produced. They were also used as platforms for anti-aircraft weaponry and tanker, workshop and ambulance versions were made. Of sturdy construction and easy to maintain, it also featured good off-road performance which made it invaluable in both the Russian and African campaigns. Decals for 4 versions.

1/35 SD. ANHANGER 51
CONTAINS 2 MODELS

1/24 MAN TGX XXL “WOLF TRANSPORTE”
An interesting version of the famous German heavy truck characterised by an impressive, in perfect synergy with the design of the cabin, Arctic livery. The MAN TGX XXL is recognized by the commercial and industrial vehicles market as a reference point for its style and its personality. The development of the truck has been done taking in consideration the effectiveness and the performance in long range duties. The aerodynamic design of the truck is able to minimize the fuel consumption. Furthermore The XXL cabin offers maximum comfort on board and it can be considered an ideal solution for international long haul commercial activities. The range of engines has been developed to minimize the running and operating costs and ensure a longer working life.

1/56 KV-1 / KV-2
100% NEW MOULD – 1 TANKER INCLUDED

WWll RUSSIAN MILITARY VEHICLE – EASY ASSEMBLY

The Soviet KV-1 heavy tank was used by the Red Army during the Second World War. Its main strength was the solid armour protection that was impenetrable, except at short range, by a lot of German anti-tank guns during the first stage of Operation Barbarossa. The KV-1 was gradually modified to compete against the new generation of German tanks armed with new and powerful 75 mm and 88 mm guns. The new KV-1B and KV-1C versions adopted the new solid turret, now cast instead of welded, more protective and stronger, and the new ZIG-5 76 mm long-barrel gun. On the same KV-1 chassis , was developed the mastodontic KV-2, characterised by the 152 mm howitzer located in a big turret.
Decals for 6 versions

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International
Scifiantasy


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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