Sunday, August 16

Doubles, singles a Lear and a car - Hasegawa’s new items for November

Hasegawa’s new items for November are again pretty varied and several are double kits with a new tourer, a classic private jet and an egg plane – if that’s your bag  –  Let’s have a look in our preview…

Hasegawa’s new items November 2015

1/48 Learjet C-21A Air National Guard Limited Edition
Mfg. Number: 07416
Pieces: 59
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
This well-known prestige jet is offered in a large 48th scale in two options for the US Air National Guard.
Decal Options:
USAF North Dakota ANG Code: 40100
USAF Colorado ANG Code: 60374

Egg Plane P-38 Lightning
Stock Number: HSGS6036
Mfg. Number: 60136 TH26
Pieces: 37
Age: 14+
Skill: 1
Decal Option:
USAAF 475th F.G. Col. Charles H. MacDonald "100: Putt Putt Maru" March 1945

1/48 Kawasaki Ki-100-I Koh Type 5 Fighter Tony Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7415
Mfg. Number: 07415
Pieces: 61
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Although the Ki-100-I arrived at the tail end of the war, it still left behind an impressive legacy. Using the Ki-61 as its foundation, the Ki-100-I was powered by the Mitsubishi® Ha 112-II radial engine, which delivered an impressive 1,500 hp at take-off. The plane's power and manoeuvrability made it an immediate addition to several IJAAF Flight Regiments, including the celebrated 5th and 244th.

Decal Options:
IJAAF 5th Flight Regiment, Code: 88, 1945
IJAAF 244th Flight Regiment, Code: 32, 1945

1/24 JTCC Team Schnitzer BMW 318i Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2270
Mfg. Number: 20270
Pieces: 70
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The All Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) was a prestigious race of the eighties and nineties. In touring car races, vehicles are tested as much on endurance and handling as simple speed-making them some of the most demanding races in the world. It was primarily dominated by Japanese cars, but for one very special year the German BMW 318i came through as the winner. Kit features decals for the 1994 Team Schnitzer Racing Team.

Decal Options:
Car No.10 Driver: Steve Soper
Car No.73 Driver: Leopold Prinz von Bayern

Mfg. Number: 02175
Skill Level 3
118 pieces
Age 14+ 
This new “Super Hornet” with upgraded avionics, flyby wire, larger control surfaces and ranges is presented in the colours of the VFA 115 Eagles from the USS George Washington Carrier
Decal Option:
U.S. Navy USS George Washington VFA-115 "Eagles" CAG Code: NF300 2015

1/72 Kawasaki T-4 "Blue Impulse 2015" Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2174
Mfg. Number: 02174
Pieces: 67 / 67
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Introduced in 1988, the Kawasaki T-4 is a subsonic trainer that replaced Japan's aging fleet of Lockheed® T-33s and Fuji® T-1s. Kawasaki produced over two-hundred T-4s for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force in all. The JASDF's Blue Impulse aerobatic demonstration team transitioned to the T-4 in 1995. Today, the squadron has eleven T-4s in its fleet. This limited edition kit combo features two 1/72 scale Kawasaki T-4 models with one marking option representing the Blue Impulse squadron.

Decal Option:
JASDF 4th AW 11th SQ Aerobatic Team "Blue Impulse" 2015

1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon "Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2173
Mfg. Number: 02173
Pieces: 195
Age: 14+
Either side would have loved to have the Eurofighter Typhoon in 1940. For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force 29th squadron decorated their Typhoon with a Spitfire camouflage scheme. The irony, of course, being that the Eurofighter is cooperatively constructed by Britain and Germany as well as Spain and Italy. Painting the Typhoon in the Spitfire's Battle of Britain colours is both an homage to history and a prime example of how far European cooperation has developed in the last 75 years. Kit features special markings.

Decal Option:
Royal AF No.29 Squadron "Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary" Special Marking Code: GN-A (ZK349) 2015

1/72 F-16A ADF/MLU Fighting Falcon (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2172
Mfg. Number: 02172
Pieces: 75 / 86
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
There's no doubt the F-16 has evolved over the years. The Air Defence Fighter (ADF) version upgraded the avionics and added a spotlight for night-time flights. The later Mid-Life Update (MLU) package allowed the use of radar-guided air-to-air missiles. This limited edition kit combo features parts for the vertical tail wing, plus two marking options.

Decal Options:
F-16A ADF: Italian AF, 5th Stormo, 23rd Gruppo, special marking, Code: MM7236, 2010
F-16A MLU: Royal Netherlands AF, 322nd Sq., 65 years anniversary special marking, Code: J-002, 2013

1/72 Polikarpov I-153 & I-16 "USSR Air Force" (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2171
Mfg. Number: 02171
Pieces: 76 / 43
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Designed by the Soviet Union in the lead up to WWII, the Polikarpov I-153 was one of the world's last successful biplane fighters. It combined the tremendous manoeuvrability of all biplanes with high speeds and four machine guns. Its counterpart monoplane, the I-16, was an incredibly advanced design-the first cantilever monoplane with a retractable undercarriage. Both served with success and distinction in the East, but were horrendously overmatched by the Bf 109 in WWII. Limited edition kit combo features two sets of decals for each aircraft.

Decal Options:
I-153 –
USSR Naval AF 71 IAP Silver-102
USSR AF Red-16

I-16 Type 24
USSR AF 7 IAP White-13
USSR Naval AF 21 IAP White-16

1/72 B-17G Flying Fortress D-Day Doll
Stock Number: HSGS2170
Mfg. Number: 02170
Pieces: 97
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
For its first recorded mission on June 7th, 1944, the day after D-Day, the crew of this 8th Air Force aircraft dubbed her D-Day Doll. Like most B-17s, this gal had a rather rough time of it. Most of the Luftwaffe had been destroyed or dispersed, but the remnant were some of the most experienced pilots ever to fly. Making matters worse, the Axis anti-aircraft batteries had lost none of their potency. Twice in a year D-Day Doll received damage sufficient for long grounding. Nevertheless, they won. Kit features two sets of decals.

Decal Options:
USAAF 8AF 447BG 710BS K-J: D-DAY DOLL April 1945

1/200 C-130R Hercules JMSDF Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS0813
Mfg. Number: 10813
Pieces: 67
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
One of the world's largest and longest-flying military aircraft, the C-130R was introduced in the mid-fifties and is still in service today. It is capable of carrying multiple armoured vehicles, seven pallets, 64 paratroopers, or roughly anything that weighs less than 45,000 pounds and can be crammed into the cargo bay. Although a transport aircraft first, the Hercules is also the only aircraft able to deliver the two heaviest non-nuclear weapons in the world-the "Daisy Cutter" and "MOAB". Kit features new fuselage and antenna parts plus two sets of JMSDF decals.

Decal Options:
JMSDF 51st SQ. Code: 9052
JMSDF 51st SQ. Code: 9051, 9053, 9054

All these kits will be available in November from Hasegawa’s Distributors..