Friday, July 11

Hasegawa’s September new items…and there are lots of ‘em..

In this preview from Hasegawa we have classic jets, classic fighters, classic warbirds, classic tankers an bombers- and a Ford…Click on to see what’s new from Hasegawa for September..
 Hasegawa's September release preview..
1/32 Messerschmitt NachtJager Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 08237
Skill Level 3
141 pieces
Age 14+
Fitted with one of the most powerful aircraft weapons of World War II and equipped with twin jet engines, the Me 262 was a terror of the sky. Had the Nachjäger variants been fully equipped, however, they would have turned that terror into a true nightmare Flying at night would have greatly reduced the Allies ability to pick off Me 262s on takeoff and landing. This limited edition kit features new FuG218 and FuG226 metal antenna parts plus decals for two night fighter prototypes.
Decal Options:
Luftwaffe night fighter prototype Code: V056 Feb., 1945
Luftwaffe night fighter prototype Kommando Welter Leutnant Kurt Welter


1/200 KC-767 World Tanker Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition 
Mfg. Number: 10808
Skill Level 3
64 / 53 pieces
Age 14+
With the capacity to carry 160,000 lbs of aviation fuel, the KC-767 is capable of massively extending the effective range of aircraft. Currently in service with the air forces of Japan, Italy, and Colombia, additional aircraft have been ordered by Brazil and a special variant was chosen as the chief tanker aircraft for the USAF. This limited edition kit combo features two aircraft with new multi-national refuelling pod parts and decals for three air forces.
Decal Options:
KC-767 Italian A.F.
KC-767 Colombian A.F.
KC-767J J.A.S.D.F.


1/72 Mitsubishi G4M2 Bomber Betty #22 Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 02112
Skill Level 3
160 pieces
Age 14+
Distinguished by its light weight and long-range performance, the G4M2's large size and lack of armor made it a conspicuous target. However, a 20 mm Type 99 cannon inside the tail turret helped it hold its own against American fighters.
Decal Options:
I.J.N. 761st N.F.G. "Ryu unit" Code: Ryu-41 Peleliu Palau Islands March 1944
I.J.N. 761st N.F.G. "Ryu unit" Code: 76 (Yo-365) Peleliu Palau Islands March 1944
I.J.N. 761st N.F.G. "Ryu unit" Code: 43 Peleliu Palau Islands March 1944


1/48 F-86F Sabre Thunder Tigers Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 09349
Skill Level 3
86 pieces
Age 14+
The "Daggers" of the Republic of China Air Force "Thunder Tigers" demonstration team were surplus F-86F Sabres, repurposed from American stockpiles to defend Taiwanese airspace. The Sabre design was already over a decade old when the Thunder Tigers received their first aircraft, but the exceptionally advanced aircraft continued to be a success in air shows and air combat. Additional equipment, like the AIM-9 Sidewinder, kept the Sabre active in the world's militaries until 1994.
Decal Option:
Taiwan Air Force Aerobatic Team "THUNDER TIGERS"


1/72 Mitsubishi F2A #1 Special Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 02117
Skill Level 3
128 pieces
Age 14+
The Mitsubishi F-2A represents the best technology Japan and the United States have to offer. Its larger, highly maneuverable wing design is taken from the proposed F-16 Agile Falcon tactical fighter. An onboard electronics package with advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar makes it virtually impossible for enemies to detect F-2As while they're in the air.
Decal Option:
J.A.S.D.F. F-2A Prototype No.1 special marking Code: 63-8501 March 2014


1/72 Tornado GR4 #12 Farewell Special Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 02116
Skill Level 3
137 pieces
Age 14+
Introduced in the early seventies, the Tornado GR4 was designed to deliver the best balance of carrying capacity, range, and performance using variable-geometry wings. The aircraft could fly long distances to targets using wide-swept wings then roar in with wings in the delta configuration. After the Gulf War, the British fleet of Tornado aircraft was upgraded to the GR4 standard to improve the delivery of precision-guided munitions. This new variant of the aircraft was used in the War in Iraq. This limited edition kit features a special "Farewell" decal and parts for Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles.
Decal Options:
R.A.F. No.12 SQ. Farewell special marking Code: ZA395 2014
R.A.F. No.12 SQ. Normal scheme Code: FB:ZG775


1/27 Ford Focus RS 2004 Rally Deutschland Limited Edition
            Mfg. Number: 20263
Skill Level 3
103 pieces
Age 14+
Over the course of his decade-long career, Belgian World Rally Championship driver Francois Duval took home 83 rallies, 14 podiums and one rally win. For the 2004 Rally Deutschland competition, Duval drove his Ford Focus RS to a second-place finish, successfully navigating the hairpin turns and wide-ranging track conditions with equal aplomb. This limited edition kit features new front and rear bumper parts.
Decal Option:
WRC 2004 Rally Deutschland 2nd place Car No.8 Driver: Francois Duval


1/72 Mikoyan 29 Fulcrum Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 02118
Skill Level 3
70 pieces
Age 14+
The MiG-29's agile performance and high-alpha capabilities have made it a favorite fighter all over the world. After NATO gave it the "Fulcrum" nickname, the MiG-29's special moniker became a source of Soviet pride in the waning days of the Cold War. As more military units replace their MiG-29 fleets with Sukhoi Su-27s, twenty-four MiG-29s remain in active service with five Ukrainian Air Force regiments.
Decal Options:
Ukrainian A.F. Code: 01 2012
Ukrainian A.F. Code: 21 2008


1/48 Nakajima KI44-II Hei Shoki Tojo Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 07382
Skill Level 3
83 pieces
Age 14+
The Nakajima Ki-44-II was powered by a 1,440 hp (1,074 kW) Ha-109 engine, which could deliver top speeds of 378 mph (604 km/h). One of the most celebrated Sentais that flew the Ki-44-II was the 246th Air Regiment, who took full advantage of its spectacular speeds and awesome firepower. This limited edition kit features new canopy parts.
Decal Options:
I.J.A.A.F. 246th F.R. 3rd SQ. Code: 321 Taisho A.F. 1944
I.J.A.A.F. 246th F.R. 3rd SQ. Code: 338 Philippines Late 1944


1/48 FA-18A Hornet Nasa Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 07384
Skill Level 3
226 pieces
Age 14+
Expanding the capabilities of aeronautics entails significant risks, but also the promise of incredible rewards. One of NASA's favourite test vehicles for pushing the boundaries of flight is the F/A-18A Hornet. This incredible aircraft has been used for high alpha tests as well as ventures into Active Aeroelastic wings. In both cases, the Hornet has proven that it can complete unprecedented feats of performance including rolls at 70 degree angles of attack and more. Limited edition kit features decals for two NASA test aircraft.
Decal Options:
NASA Code: 850 2005
NASA Code: 847 2003


1/48 Mitsubishi F-1M2 Pete #11 Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 07383
Skill Level 3
124 pieces
Age 14+
Throughout WWII, the IJN used seaplane tenders - early aircraft carriers - to discreetly dispatch airplanes for long-range recon missions. The float-equipped, highly-favored F1M2 was frequently sent out from IJN tenders, because of its incredible versatility. Its many uses included maritime patrol, convoy escort, anti-submarine aircraft and bomber.
Decal Options:
I.J.N. Heavy cruiser Nachi Code: (C21-1-3) (C21-1-2) Shumshu island Sep. - Oct., 1943
I.J.N. Heavy cruiser Ashigara Code: (F2-2) (F2-3) May, 1943
  

1/48 Starfighter Taiwan Air Force Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 09365
Skill Level 3
149 pieces
Age 14+
Capable of zipping along at double the speed of sound, the F-104G was an exceptional aircraft for its time and is still rightly renowned. The aircraft featured an extremely pared-down design with extremely thin wings, a tapering fuselage, and a massive engine. In Republic of China Air Force service, four Starfighters were called upon to stop an incursion of 8 MiG-19s into Quemoy airspace. The Starfighters downed two MiGs with no losses, proving the combat effectiveness of the type. This limited edition kit features ROCAF decals and English/Taiwanese directions.
Decal Option:
Taiwan Air Force 8th SQ. No.4344 Jan. 1967

All these aircraft will be available in September from Hasegawa’s Distributors..