Italeri July 2016 Releases

DAF XF 105 SMOKY JR.
SUPER DECALS SHEET – ADHESIVE STENCIL – NEW CHROMED WHEELS – NEW TYRES

3917_boxThis road haulage tractor by DAF is a restyled version of the successful previous series. Offering excellent reliability and a good standard of comfort on long-haul routes, the XF105 also features very good mechanical reliability and outstanding tengine performance under a wide range of conditions, in full compliance with the strictest environmental standards. Also, in the event of an accident, the cab provides the driver with an extremely high level of protection. The name “Smoky” comes from the race horse owned by the driver father (from here “Junior”) which, used to winning, during the race was disappearing like a puff of smoke in front of his opponents. In a Wild West atmosphere, the horses are the protagonists in the airbrushed sides of his DAF XF 105 too.

 

 

 

WELLINGTON Mk IC
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 6 VERSIONS

1383_boxThe Vickers Wellington was a twin-engined medium bomber widely used, since the early days of World War II, by the British Royal Air Force. At the outbreak of the War it was the most advanced and modern airplane available in the Bomber Command squadrons. Its design and development was implemented around a geodesic airframe able to guarantee robustness and performance. The Mk IC version was produced in over 2500 units. Thanks to its two Bristol Pegasus radial engines, capable of delivering 1,050 hp, the Wellington was able to reach and exceed the maximum speed of 370 Km / h and to carry a good offensive load. The Mark IC had a crew of six; the pilor, the radio operator, the navigator, the tail gunner, the waist gunner and the observer. During the war, due to the adoption of the four-engines heavier bombers, the role of Wellingtons changed and they were progressively adapted to different operational needs but showing the quality and the reliability of the original project.

 

 

CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK – Landing on Red Square (1987)
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 3 VERSIONS

2764_boxThe single-engine fixed-wing Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a real milestone of the civil and commercial aviation history. It has been developed during the ‘50s and it is characterized either for its extraordinary longevity or for the incredible commercial success with more than 43,000 units produced. The “Skyhawk” is a single-engine four-seater high-wing plane and is used both as light commercial aircraft and as training plane. Characterized by its simple design based on the high wing and the frontal tricycle landing gear, it is able to reach the cruiser speed of 230 Km/h and to carry on board one pilot and three passengers A curiosity: on May 1987 the Skyhawk has been used by a young German pilot to fly an unauthorized flight from Helsinki through Soviet airspace and to land close to Red Square in Moscow.

 

 

F-15C ”EAGLE” – GULF WAR 25th ANNIVERSARY
2763_tavola_latiLRThe Mc Donnel Douglas F-15 is an all-weather single seat American fighter, developed with the specific goal to gain and maintain air superiority. The F-15 Eagle has been designed during the ‘70s to provide to U.S.Air Force a modern and extremely high performance advanced fighter. The F-15C is representing the more modern version and it is nowadays largely used by U.S.Air Force, U.S.National Guard, and by the Air Forces of several Countries as Japan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. The F-15 took part to the Gulf War in 1991 and it was able to guarantee the air superiority to Coalition Forces. It has been the most effective fighters with an impressive high number of enemy planes shot down. Armed with a 20mm. M61 gun it can used a wide variety of air-to-air missiles. Thanks to the two powerful Pratt & Whitney F-100 after-burring turbofans engines, the “Eagle” is able to reach the maximum speed of Mach 2.5.

 

 

 

T-55 IRAQI ARMY – GULF WAR 25th ANNIVERSARY
6540_tavola_LRThe T-55 is a direct evolution of the Soviet tank T-54. The T-55, introduced just after the end of World War II, has been the main battle tank used by Red Army and Warsaw Pact countries armored units for a lot of years. Characterized by a good armor and by the adoption of the reliable 100 mm gun, it has been developed around a simple project able to guarantee a relatively low production cost and an easy maintenance on the battlefield. The T-55 was one of the most produced and used tanks of History. Produced in several versions, it has also been adopted by many Countries direct linked to Soviet influence area. It was used for example by Iraqi armored troops in the 1980-1988 war against Iran and during the war in Kuwait on January / February 1991.

 

 

 

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International
Scifiantasy

Categories: MBI NEWS

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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