Italeri June 2018 Releases
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was developed in the 1950s and was one of the most famous light attack aircraft in the aviation history. Its small and compact dimensions made it extremely maneuverable and ideal for use on the aircraft carriers. It was characterized by the low-mounted delta wing solution, the two small air intakes on the fuselage sides, and the adoption of the single Pratt & Whitney J52 turbojet engine. It was armed with two 20 mm. guns and, thanks to its hard points under the wings and under the fuselage the Skyhawk was able to support a wide variety of air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, rockets and bombs. Thanks to its operational capabilities, the A-4 scored a good commercial success and has been adopted by several air arms around the world. In addition to United States, it was used, among others, by Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait and Israel.
Developed by the American aircraft company McDonnell Douglas, the F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, all-weather, supersonic fighter-bomber. It entered service during the sixties and it is one of the most famous airplanes of the military aviation history. In the original project, it was specifically designed for U.S. Navy but it has been used by all U.S. forces and it obtained a significant commercial success around the World. The original version designed for the US Navy was further improved in 1966 with the production start-up of the Phantom F-4J, characterized by the adoption of new systems able to enhance the air-to-air and ground-attack combat capabilities. The avionic was significantly improved and the innovative fire control system for look-down / shoot-down capability was adopted. Thanks to its two upgraded General Electric J-79-10 powerful jet-engines the Phantom was able to reach the top speed of 1,240 Knots. Speed, thrust and reliability were the Phantom II strengths able to successfully counterbalance the reduced maneuverability due to its big dimension.
The 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 use 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.
The 313th Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico of the Italian Air Force, better known as Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale “Frecce Tricolori”, is based at the airport of Rivolto, in the northern part of Italy. The “313th” was officially born in 1961 as a very professional and highly specialized acrobatic unit with the purpose to represent, all over the World, the Italian Air Force. At the beginning the team has been equipped with the Canadair CL-13 “Sabre” and, after few years it has been replaced by the glorious Fiat G-91 PAN. Today the “Frecce Tricolori” flies the two-seat fighter-trainer Aermacchi MB 339 A and it is the biggest team , with more than 10 airplanes. In the event of 55th Anniversary from the date of its foundation, on 2016, the MB-339 were painted with a dedicated commemorative livery to point out the history and the tradition of an Italian symbol appreciate all over the World.
The M113 is one of the most famous armored personnel carrier in the history of military vehicles. It has a “fully tracked” layout and it entered in service at the beginning of ‘60s. The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. On the M113 hull was developed the self-propelled anti-aircraft gun M163 VADS (Vulcan Air Defense System). The M163 adopted the General Dynamics 20 mm. M61 Vulcan rotary cannon, installed in a small turret above the hull, and a radar system for the control of the fire. The M163 was designed to complement the M48 Chaparral missile system and to provide the highest level of anti-aircraft and anti-helicopter defense to the ground troops. The huge firepower of its 20 mm gun could however also be used, with devastating effects, against terrestrial targets. The M163 was mainly used by the United States Army and it is still used today by many Countries.
This 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 engine 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 cabin is the ideal solution to create interesting and “eye-catching” graphics that could make the truck unique and really customized. The DAF XF-105 Space America, has been presented, in limited edition, on 2008 with the blue, black and red colors and characterized by the “stars and stripes” livery.
The “racing trailers” are widely used by the most important racing teams to transport the cars, from the single-seat Formula 1 cars to the World Rally Championship cars. Furthermore the trailers are used by the two-wheel racing teams to transport the bikes, from the Moto GP World Championship to the Superbike races. The inner space of the trailers are optimized to permit the highest level of safety and care of the cars and motorbikes during the transportation. Not only. The trailers are also important communication tools for the teams, enhancing the manufacturers brands and the several technical and commercial sponsors. The presence of the eye-catching racing trailers in the paddocks of the sports circuits is a real “must” for all international competition.