Monday, June 29

Three new and sure to be popular kits from Italeri for July…

The newest kits from Italeri feature the pinnacle of the short nosed Wurger, the mighty Hood battleship and a trailer to suit all of your 24th scale Trucks you love so much. Check them out in our new item preview for July’s kits…

 
Italeri’s July 2015 new items

Kit# 2751
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 18,8 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
The Focke-Wulf Fw-190 was one of the best airplanes designed during World War II. With over 20,000 units produced from 1941, together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, it was the Luftwaffe’s most famous bomber. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 was equipped with a BMW 801 D-2 two star radial engine, with 14 1,700 Hp cylinders, which allowed it to reach a maximum speed of 653 Km/h. It was heavily armed with 2 MG 131 machine guns and 4 MG 151 20 mm cannons.

Decals for 6 versions in Luftwaffe service during WWII
Production of the A-8 version began in the first months of 1944, characterised with an injection system able to increase engine power, for brief periods, to over 1,900 Hp. From 1944 until May 1945 in all the Focke-Wulf factories, more than 6,500 190 A-8 models were constructed, to face the ever more frequent allied air raids.
Photo Etched detail is included to improve the kit


Kit no# 501
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 36,4 cm
Box Dim.: 374 x 130 x 43 mm 
Constructed in 1915 as a counterweight to the German battle cruisers of the Mackensen – type, the British cruisers did not prove too successful in the Battle at Skagerrak (three of them were sunk!). Therefore, decisive alterations of the original construction were made, especially with regard to better armour. The first ship of this improved version, the Hood, was launched in 1918 and went into service in 1920, forming part of the Home Fleet until 1941. In 1935 she collided with the Renown and was repaired in Portsmouth. Afterwards she was stationed with the Mediterranean Fleet until the beginning of World War II when she was ordered off to the Home Fleet again. In 1939 she was slightly damaged when engaged in chasing the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau in the North Sea. In the following year she escorted the convoys of Australian and New Zealand troops. When the Hood had executed this task, she was dispatched to the Force H at Gibraltar where she took part in subduing the French Fleet at Mers el Kebir. In Mai 1941 the Hood sank south from Greenland due to an explosion in her ammunition depot during combat with the Bismarck.
Colourscheme of the MHS Hood
Technical data:  Year 1931 – 1933. Size. Length: m. 262,2; Width: 31.7; Drought: m. 8.7; Loader weight: 48.360 tonn.; Propulsion: N. 4 Brown – Curtis turbines on N. 4 propellers, 24 Yarrow boilers; Capacity: 151,280 wHP; Speed: 31.9 Ks; Armament: N. 8 guns mm. 381, cal. 42; N. 12 guns mm. 140, cal. 50; N. 4 guns (anti – aircraft) mm. 102; N. 4 guns lbs. 3; N. 16 guns (anti – aircraft) mm. 40; N. 6 torpedo tubes mm. 533 (two submerged and four surfage); Crew: N. 1.447 Men.


Kit No #3908
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 50,5 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Super decals sheet
The tractor-trailer units with 3-axle trailer are dominating the European long-distance transport. The most common variants are the canvas-container and reefer trailer. Due to the heavy competition in long-distance hauling the owners are forced to utilize the weight limit of 40 tons of a track unit. 
This requires the application of modern materials like aluminium and plastic in the trailer construction, to keep the weight as low as possible. This trailer can be combined with all Italeri Trucks to impressive units.

These kits are soon to be released through Italeri’s distributors worldwide