Italeri Feb 2019 Releases

1/35 World of Tanks – T-34/85 NEW EDITION
NEW PLASTIC PARTS (100% NEW MOULDS)

THE BOX CONTAINS:
1 MODEL KIT – 1 LIQUID CEMENT – 1 TANK GUIDE – WORLD oF TANKS DECALS – 1 INVITE CODES – 1 BONUS CODE

Arguably the best medium tank of World War II, the T-34-85 was a crucial factor in the outcome of the conflict. Over 35,000 were produced, meaning that it also came to represent, from a Soviet standpoint, the supremacy of the socialist industry over capitalism.

It was the antithesis of German over-engineering. Designers favoured simple solutions that used fewer resources. It was therefore available in greater numbers – a telling factor as Axis forces were pushed out of the Soviet Union and back to Berlin.

The T-34-85 was an up-gunned version of the T-34 tank which carried a 76mm gun that was insufficient at dealing with tanks like the Tiger and Panther. A new turret allowed the installation of an 85mm gun that was capable of penetrating German armour with greater ease. This tank also represented the first proper mass production of a sloped-hull design which meant that the armour could afford to be thinner while still providing the same effective protection. Coupled with sloping on the turret, the survivability of the tank compared to the original T-34 design was much better.

1/72 KFIR C.2
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS

The Kfir is an all-weather multirole combat aircraft produced by the Israel Aircraft Industries. It was mainly based on the French Dassault Mirage III / 5 airframe, but it adopted several improvements as the Israeli-built version of the powerful and reliable General Electric J79 turbojet engine or a completely new set of avionics equipment. Kfir programme has been originated to develop a more effective version of the IAI Nesher. The Kfir entered in service in 1975 and was assigned to fighter squadrons. During the time, some updated versions came out as the Kfir C7 characterised by a powerful engine, better avionics, and inflight refueling capability. However, with the introduction of the new F-15, the reliable and robust Kfir changed its main role and it was used to perform strike missions. It is armed with two 30 mm. guns and it can load several types of missiles, bombs and rocket launchers.

1/35 15 cm. Panzerwerfer 42 auf sWS
COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (sWS) was developed as a medium half-track and used to transport supplies to front-line troops or as a towing vehicle for the light artillery. However, on the large rear flat load compartment some other applications have been developed. One modification was the Panzerwerfer 42 auf sWS, a 10 barreled 15 cm Nebelwerfer 42 rocket launched placed over an armored ammunition storage compartment. The rocket launcher, developed as a device to create smoke screens, was soon used as real artillery able to launch high-explosive ammunition. It could shoot the rockets with impressive and deadly effects. The original structure of the transport vehicle was strengthened with additional shields to protect the crew from the enemy fire and from the negative effects of the rocket launcher.

1/48 A-1H SKYRAIDER
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The Douglas Skyraider was manufactured immediately after War World II. Despite its traditional piston motor, in an age when jets were spreading, the Skyraider had an extraordinarily long career. It made its first flight in 1945 and it was retired from service only in 1975. It has participated in several conflicts, demonstrating its value in Korea and in Vietnam. Characterised by low-speed maneuverability, it was able to transport impressive war cargos of over 3,500Kg. Perfect for ground attack missions, it was provided with robust armour to minimise fire damages from the enemy. The Skyrider A-1H, thanks to its powerful 2,700 HP radial engine, was able to reach the max speed of 322 mph and it was able to load an impressive variety of armaments. Furthermore, it was equipped with four 20 mm. guns

1/24 Lamborghini Miura JOTA SVJ
The Lamborghini Miura was produced by the Italian manufacturer between 1966 and 1973. The Miura, when it was presented on the market, was a real supercar characterized by high performance and innovative design. In 1970, on the layout of the Miura, a specific version dedicated for the competitions was created through improvements on chassis and suspensions. Other significant changes were implemented on engine power and on the braking system. The commercial name of this unique car with a power of 440 Hp and outstanding performances was “Jota”. However, due to several requests from customers, Lamborghini modified some Miura SV series with specification similar to Jota. These cars were identified by the acronym SVJ and became soon the dream of car experts and fun all over the World.

 

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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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