Monday, February 22

Hasegawa’s new items for may 2016 are already here to preview for you…

Hasegawa know their market – no less than three different Bf-109’s are in this new bunch of May releases amongst lot of other popular aircraft , egg planes, a cartoon warrior and a few cool cars also -  Let’s see what’s in store in our preview…

May 2016 Items from Hasegawa
1/72 Ta 154 A-1 & Fw 190 A-8 "MISTEL" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2193
Mfg. Number: 02193
Pieces: 124
One of a series of destructive designs, this "Mistel" variant was designed to be used against bomber formations. Other variants of the project were designed for use against ground targets, but the most prevalent of the Ta 154-based "Mistels" was designed to be flown into the midst of tight Allied bomber formations and detonated after the pilot bailed out. Hypothetically, this could have destroyed or damaged a significant number of bombers thanks to the quantity of explosives used. Fortunately, these aircraft never made it into production. Kit features new metal joint, jack stay, and landing gear parts plus photo-etched parts and two sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Luftwaffe 13./EJG2 Ta154A-1 : KU+SR : 320005 / Fw190A-8 : +
Luftwaffe 13./EJG2 Ta154A-1 : KU+SQ : 320004 / Fw190A-8 : +

1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 "Juutilainen" with Figure Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS8242
Mfg. Number: 08242
Pieces: 119
lmari Juutilainen is the highest-scoring non-German pilot of all time, with 94 confirmed victories. He fought in both the Finnish-Soviet Winter War and World War II and came through both without ever having his aircraft struck by enemy fire. The Bf 109 G-6 he flew late in the war was one of the finest aircraft of WWII-a German-made powerhouse armed with twin 13mm guns, a 20mm cannon, and equipped with a Daimler-Benz engine that propelled it to nearly 400 mph. Kit features resin figure and two sets of decals.
Decal Options:
Finnish A.F. 1/LeLv 34 W.O. Eino Ilmari Juutilainen White-0 : MT-451 June 1944
Finnish A.F. 1/LeLv 34 S.Sgt. Hemmo Leino White-3 : MT-423 June 1944

1/24 Jaguar XJR-8 LM Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2272
Mfg. Number: 20272
Pieces: 56
With a V-12, 720hp engine, the Jaguar XJR-8 LM was capable of attaining speeds of over 200mph. The type raced for only one year-1987, winning at three prestigious races as well as earning the "Autosport Racing Car of the Year" award. For its one and only entrance into the gruelling 24 Hours of Le Mans, three cars were entered. Their performance was mixed. Two of the three failed to finish while the third placed fifth overall after gearbox troubles knocked it out of second place. Kit features three sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Le Mans 1987 Car No.4
Le Mans 1987 Car No.5
Le Mans 1987 Car No. 6

1/24 Sauber Mercedes® C9 1988 Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2273
Mfg. Number: 20273
Pieces: 77
At a top clocked speed of 248 mph, the C9 is one of the fastest cars ever to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing competition. Two cars were entered for the race in 1988, but they never got the chance to compete. The very next year, the team returned to Le Mans with a third car and swept first, second, and fifth place overall. Kit features decals for two 1988 World Sport Prototype Car Championship vehicles.

Decal Options:
World Sport Prototype Car Championship 1988 Car No.62
World Sport Prototype Car Championship 1988 Car No.61

1/72 Mi 24 Hind "United Nations" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2192
Mfg. Number: 02192
Pieces: 137
The Mi-24 Hind was the first and only assault helicopter. It was designed to be both a devastating gunship and a capable troop transport. It was also a remarkably agile aircraft-capable of executing flips, rolls, and other manoeuvres that it was never designed for. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many materials of war were left in the former USSR member states. These Ukrainian Air Force Hinds are in service to the United Nations. Kit features new chafe flare dispenser parts and two sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Ukrainian A.F. Code: UNO-881
Ukrainian A.F. Code: UNO-884

1/72 He 51B-1 and Bf 109 E-3 "Condor Legion" Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2197
Mfg. Number: 02197
Pieces: 31 / 30
From 1936 to 1939, violence rocked Spain as varying groups and nations all vied to promote their own interests in the Spanish Civil War. One of the most successful of the groups propping up the Fascist "Nacionales" was the German Condor Legion. Though their He 51 biplanes were outdated, they still provided effective ground attack aircraft. Plus, the Bf 109s sent later were some of the most effective aircraft used in the entire war. In the lead up to WWII, the Condor Legion's combat experience was invaluable. Kit features two kits and four sets of decals.

Decal Options:
Luftwaffe Legion Condor J88 Oberleutnant Hannes Trautloft Code: 2-4 August, 1936
Luftwaffe Legion Condor J88 Code: 5 August, 1936
Luftwaffe Legion Condor 1./J88 Hauptmann Siebelt Reents Code: 6-119 Spring 1939
Luftwaffe Legion Condor 2./J88 Leutnant Werner Ursinus Code: 6-111 Spring 1939

1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2194
Mfg. Number: 02194
Pieces: 195
Advanced fighters like the Eurofighter Typhoon would have blown the minds of RAF No. 29 Squadron's original pilots. To start things off, the Typhoon was developed by Britain and Germany which were at war when No. 29 Squadron was formed. Additionally, the Typhoon flies at a maximum of 1,550 mph and has a range of 1,800 miles. Compare that to No. 29's original planes which topped out at 72 mph and had a range of just over 200 miles, and it's obvious things have come quite a ways in 100 years.

Decal Options:
RAF No.29(R)Squadron 100th Anniversary Special Marking Code: BQ 2015
RAF No.29(R)Squadron 100th Anniversary Special Marking Code: BX 2015

1/72 Shin Meiwa PS-1 "31st Squadron" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2195
Mfg. Number: 02195
Pieces: 182
As a flying boat, the Shin Meiwa PS-1 is perfectly suited for maritime Air Search-Rescue missions. Its massive range, long loiter time, and moderately slow flying speed make it the perfect platform for searching long stretches of the Pacific. Once a distressed vessel is found, the PS-1 has the option of landing on the water and taking survivors on board directly. This limited edition kit features decals for two JASDF PS-1 aircraft.

Decal Options:
JMSDF 31st SQ Code: 5809
JMSDF 31st SQ Code: 5813

1/48 Nakajima A6M2-N Fighter Seaplane (Rufe) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS7430
Mfg. Number: 07430
Pieces: 84
Length: 9.8 in (250 mm)
Width: 8.5 in (217 mm)

Floats enabled the A6M2-N to operate from areas far beyond the range of established air strips and carrier flotillas. This gave the Japanese air cover capability all the way to the Aleutian Island chain. This advantage came at a price, however. The weight and wind resistance of the float caused significant drag on the airframe, diminishing speed, range and manoeuvrability. This limited edition kit features two sets of IJN decals.

Decal Options:
IJN 452nd N.F.G. Code: V2-111 Shimushu Island 1943
IJN 452nd N.F.G. Code: M1-112 Aleutian Islands Kisuka Island Early 1943

1/72 F-15J Eagle "304 Squadron Tsuiki 2015" Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS2196
Mfg. Number: 02196
Pieces: 138
Tsuiki Air Force Base defends Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's main islands. The F-15J is a Mitsubishi® license-built version of the F-15 Eagle. This high-performance aircraft is armed with a Vulcan cannon and ten hardpoints for air-to-air missiles and bombs. A Mach 2.5 top speed and 65,000ft service ceiling make the F-15 perfect for defending Japanese airspace against any encroachment. This limited edition kit features JASDF decals for the 304th Squadron based at Tsuiki.

Decal Option:
JASDF 8AW 304SQ Code: 811 (22-8811) Tsuiki A.B. Oct., 2015

1/48 "Shidenkai no Maki" Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS4733
Mfg. Number: 64733
Pieces: 76
Length: 7.4 in (189 mm)
Width: 8.1 in (207 mm
Despite first being introduced in 1937, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 stayed competitive against Allied aircraft through to the end of WWII. Its multitude of upgrades and variants and the quality of the original design ensured that nothing was safe on the air or the ground when Bf 109s were around. This specific piece of superlative shredding machinery is piloted by "Yune Herrstein", a character from the popular manga "Shidenkai no Maki". Kit features decals for pilot student Yune Herrstein.

Eggplane F-4 & F-15 "ADTW 60th Anniversary" Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition
Stock Number: HSGS0512
Mfg. Number: 60512
Pieces: 25 / 21

Two eggs with a side of awesome. Break out the egg timer, these birds assemble fast. Their designs are poached from the F-4 and the F-15, two grade A planes that have served the JASDF practically since it hatched. F-4s have been scrambling since 1958 and they're still a highly effective ground attack aircraft. The F-15, comparatively, is a spring chicken. It's a light and fast air superiority that has been crated and exported to many countries. Kit features two egg plane-version kits with full decals.

Decal Options:
JASDF ADTW 60th Anniversary Special Marking Code: 336 (47-8336) Gifu A.B. Oct., 2015
JASDF ADTW 60th Anniversary Special Marking Code: 801 (02-8801) Gifu A.B. Dec., 2015

All these kits will be available in April/May 2016 from Hasegawa’s Distributors..