Saturday, October 10

Italeri’s November novelties - Large and small, naval , pious and often Italian - are among us…

Small soldiers, an Italian long range desert duellist, a massive milk carton and some Wold of Warships in plastic is new from Italeri this month. Let’s have a look at what’s new from Italeri in October/ November in today’s preview..

Italeri’s October/November 2015 new items

Kit# 46501
1:700 scale 

Based on the Bayern class of battleships from WWI, the Bismarck was the pinnacle of German heavy ship development- and probably the best known German ship of World War II.

 Laid down in 1936, Bismarck was launched in February 1939 and its outfitting proceeded quickly in the shadow of impending war. Even so, Bismarck missed the beginning of the war and the great offensive effort of the Kriegsmarine (KM) during the invasion of Norway. Commissioned in August 1940, Bismarck departed swiftly for sea trials which lasted until the end of the year.

Decals are provided for the Bismark in full regalia 

heavy units was planned for 1941, with the goal of disrupting British convoys in the Atlantic an expansion on the previous Operation Berlin. However, it was quickly found that the Tirpitz would be delayed and other ships were unavailable. As a result, the Bismarck departed on 19 May, 1941, for its only combat sortie escorted only by a heavy cruiser, the Prinz Eugen.

First spotted by Swedish ships and then by a recon Spitfire, the Bismarck lost the element of surprise. Intercepted in the Denmark Strait by HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales on 24 May, it earned its fame by sinking the Hood by causing a spectacular magazine detonation.

A combination of combat damage, mistakes and simple bad luck caused this success to be short-lived. The Royal Navy managed to quickly concentrate forces and locate the Bismarck again. As a twist of fate, a single lucky hit doomed the Bismarck when a torpedo from the Swordfish bomber damaged the battleship’s rudder on May 26.

In the morning of May 27, battleships HMS King George V and HMS Rodney closed in and their gunfire caused critical damage to the Bismarck, which was abandoned by its crew and sunk within 2 hours of the first hit.

Even though, its career was extremely short, as a highly decorated battleship due to a spectacular 8-day sortie, the Bismarck obviously deserves a place in our game.

The Box Contains:
- 1 WALL POSTER (29,7x42cm)

Kit #6530
1/35th scale
Period: Second World War
Country: Italy
Skill: 5
Model Dim.: 17,5 cm cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
2 Alternative Versions: Breda 20/65 Light Gun - 47/32 Gun
- Photo Etched Fret Included

The model 42 Desert Vehicle was developed for the Italian Regio Esercito based on the chassis and mechanics of the AB 41 armoured car. Over the course of the operations on the African front, the need arose for a reconnaissance vehicle specially adapted to the desert conditions, where driving on sand required particular features that were not present on the currently available vehicles. Thanks to its low profile shape and the big sized wheels the “Sahariana” was the ideal vehicle to perform reconnaissance duties and rapid “blitz” behind the enemy lines. 
It could be able to adopt several type of weapons such as the Breda 20/65 mod 1935 machine gun, the effective 47/32 anti-tank gun and the 20 mm. Solothurn anti-tank rifle

Decals for one version in Italian service during WWII

1/72nd scale
Kit #6174
Type: Diorama accessories
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 22 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm 

It is an ideal scenario for your Wargames and your Diorama from XVII Century. It can be easily used either in Napoleonic period or Second World War. We suggest, due to the style of church, to use it in Mediterranean environment (Italy, France, Spain).
 the plastic on offer...

Kit #3911
1/24th scale
Type: Trailer
Period: Modern
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 44,0 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Super Decals Sheet - Stickers

Heavy tank trailers are very common in Europe for transporting all means of liquid goods from milk to various fuels and chemicals. Most of the modern trailers have a 3-axle single-wheel chassis, and can load up to 40,000 litres. 
These trailers are equipped with advanced brake systems and other safety features such as side impact barriers 

Kit #6120
1/72nd scale
Type: Figure SOLDIERS
Period: Second World War
Country: United States
Skill level: 1
Box Dim.: 220 x 150 x 30 mm

The 1st and 29th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, part of the fifth Corps led by General Bradley, landed on June 6th, 1944, on the beach between Vierville sur Mer and Sainte Honorine des Pertes. 

48 figures are included in this set
The beach is historically known with its code-name in Operation Overlord: Omaha Beach. The models in this kit are represented with the typical individual equipment of U.S. Infantry: the M1 Garand rifle, the B.A.R. automatic rifle, the Thompson sub-machine gun and the 7,65 mm Browning machine gun.

Kit #7508
1/72nd scale
Period: Second World War
 Decals for two versions in the Italian Army's service during WWII
8 figures also available in this set
Country: Italy
Skill: 1
Model Dim.: 9,8 cm
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
These kits are now available through Italeri’s distributors worldwide