Saturday, February 28

Italeri has four new kits for us in March...

Italeri has four new items for February that tick a few boxes for different modellers in scales and Genres - A flashy rescue chopper, a wargamaing Tiger, a wet Sherman and a Colt called Annie – See what’s new all in today’s preview…

Italeri’s February 2015 new items

HH-60J U.S. Coast Guard
1/48 scale
Model Dim.: 41,1 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Upgraded moulds
The Sikorsky HH-60J "Jayhawk" was identified by the United States Coast Guard - replacing the old and glorious HH-3F Pelican - for search and rescue, maritime patrols, and environmental protection missions.  The "Jayhawk" is basically and directly derived from the robust, flexible and highly reliable SH-60 Seahawk used in a huge number by the United States Navy and embarked on all major units of the fleet. The HH-60J Jayhawk is able to fly a crew of four people, in addition to other 6 additional people on board. The HH-60J is normally based on land but it can be also based on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters. Thanks to its main powerplant, formed by 2 General Electric T700 gas turbines able to provide 1,410 Kw each, the “Jayhawk” is able to reach a maximum speed of 330 Km/h and a cruiser speed of 250 Km/h.
Decals for 3 versions of the US Coast Guard

M4A2 76mm. ''Wet'' Sherman
1/35 scale
Model Dim.: 16,9 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
With the entrance in war in June 1941, Russia as well benefited from the help Lend Lease program in favour of the countries involved in the war against the Axis. Therefore, aircraft, ships, trains and armaments very important for the campaign against the Germans and their Allied already arrived at Moscow’s door, started to flow into Soviet Union. In various version, the Sherman tank was included in the sustain program. 
The M4A2 version, with GM diesel engine, was rejected by the US Army due to the fact that majority of their vehicles were petrol powered and it would have been a problem for the fuel supplements. Instead, it was supplied to both Commonwealth and USSR. From this last one, it would have not represented an issue by already having in service the T34 tank with diesel engine. More than 4000 units were delivered between 1942 and 1944. 2000 of these equipped with a 76mm cannon and special ammunition, were capable to battle against the German tanks in the close combats.
Decals for one version in soviet markings of all things…

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger l
1/56 scale
Model Dim.: 10,7 cm
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
WWll German Military Vehicle - Easy Assembly for wargamers or unusual scale lovers...
Decals for 2 versions 
And here it is made up.. 

 1/72 scale
Model Dim.: 17,7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Super Decals Sheet for 6 Versions
This single engined Soviet utility aircraft has probably been built in larger numbers than any other plane since WWII. The first Antonov AN-2 (Russian nickname: "Annushka" or "Annie" – NATO codename “Colt”) - flew in 1947 and production terminated in 1978. This plane with the NATO codename “Colt” can carry up to 14 passengers. Floatplane, agricultural and ski – version soft this bi-plane are exiting too. Over 5000 AN-2’s were built in the Soviet Union, and several thousand more in China and Poland. 
Decals for 6 versions
These kits are now available through Italeri’s distributors worldwide