Italeri May 2019 Releases

1/72 PEGASUS BRIDGE – D.Day 75°Ann.1944-2019 – BATTLE SET
On the night between 5th and 6th June 1944, during the early stages of the Operation Overlord the 6th British Airborne Division received the goal to capture and control the movable bridge that crossed the Orne River near the city of Ouistreham in Normandy. The control of the bridge, renamed in code “Pegasus” was a key point to make secure the eastern flank of the operational scenario and to prevent German armour troops counterattack that could reach the Allied landing area at Sword beach. The British paratroopers, in Horsa gliders, landed near the bridge and, thanks to a rapid and effective action, defeated the German troops that defended the bridge. Even today the Pegasus Bridge is a point of reference for all those who visit the most significant places of “Overlord”.

1/24 SCANIA R400 STREAMLINE Flat Roof
SUPER DECALS FOR 2 VERSIONS – CHROMED ADHESIVE – COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET

The Scania R-series Streamline is designed to meet the highest demands in terms of fuel economy, driver comfort and reliability. The unique style of the exterior is combined with new exceptional interiors offer exceptional driver comfort and a wide range of choices of colors and materials. Available with both V8 engines and online. Robust, responsive and efficient, the Scania V8 engines are built to carry out the toughest jobs. Our model is also completed by a decals sheet and an accurate sheet of metallic adhesive, already ready for the application, for a correct finishing of the tractor vehicle, exactly as in the real.

1/72 WAR THUNDER – UH-1C & MI-24D
The box contains:

Two model kit – Colored Sprues – Reference Guide – Color Instuctions sheet – two Stand bases – Glue –

Bonus Code (PC/Mac Version): Thach’s F2-A1 Buffalo (Rank 1.0 USA Premium Fighter); He-112B (Rank 1, Germany Premium Fighter) – 7 days of premium account – Italeri Decal

UH-1C

The UH-1C was a further development of the legendary American “Huey” helicopter. The “C” variant transformed the Huey from a regular utility helicopter into a fully fledged gunship, whose primary task was to escort its transport counterparts and provide cover for ground units. The UH-1C entered production at the height of the Vietnam War in 1966, with the over 700 produced units seeing extensive use during the conflict.

MI-24D

The Mi-24 “Hind” was initially designed in the 1960s as an assault helicopter for the Soviet Army, but it quickly became the most widely used combat helicopter in the world. The Mi-24D
was developed in the early 1970s in an effort to further increase the Hind’s combat capabilities. Soviet engineers achieved this by giving the Mi-24D a completely redesigned front fuselage, increasing armor protection and outfitting the helicopter with improved guided anti-tank missiles.

1/72 Fokker F27 Friendship
SUPER DECAL SHEET FOR 3 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET

The twin-engine Fokker F-27 Friendship was developed during the fifties by the Dutch airplanes manufacturer to provide a valid successor to the old traditional piston engine Douglas DC-3 in service since the World War II. The Fokker F-27 immediately achieved a good commercial success in civil and military uses and it was even produced under licence in the United States. Thanks to its two 2,250 Hp Rolls-Royce turboprop engines the Fokker was able to reach the max speed of 460 Km/h. Since its start of production it was adopted by a lot of airlines that found in it the best solution for short-haul routes. The adoption of two turboprop engines, compared to traditional piston engines, reduced vibrations and provided an improved comfort on board. The plane was very versatile and was widely used for freight transport activities, troop transport duties and maritime patrol.

1/35 KANGAROO
NEW GLUABLE RUBBER TRUCKS – SUPER DECALS FOR 3 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

During the Africa campaign, the British Army used some Stuart light tanks, without the turrets, as armored personnel carriers or as artillery tractors. Later on, to overcome the shortage of armored vehicles, the Canadian General Guy Simonds ordered to the field workshops to remove the howitzers from the old M7 Priest and to convert them into infantry transport vehicles. Thanks to the positive results came out from the initiative among the Commonwealth troops, a lot of old tanks have been converted in “Kangaroo”. Kangaroo was the nickname given to the modified vehicles able to perform the transportation of fully equipped soldiers directly close to the enemy line. The defensive armament could be vary and it depended on the availability of weapons as the .50 or .030 Browning machine guns and the Boys anti-tank rifle.

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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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