Monday, October 2

Sprues, decals & box pics of the five new kits from Italeri in October

Italeri's five new kits for October include a Dauntless diver, a fast-moving Elf, a colourful 60-year old Italian, A tank after it's time and a  chrome plated Viking? See what we mean with our preview including colours, box art and sprues...

Italeri’s new items of October 2017

Renault R5 Alpine Rally
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 16,7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
For the 1977 Rally season the French company Renault developed a racing version of the popular small R5. In spite of the fact that this car was designed for very different scopes, after adequate preparation, the French technicians managed to obtain notable power from the engine: 150CV, and a noteworthy drive ration, which thanks to the contained weight of only 800 Kg made the R5 a very manoeuvrable and fast car. 
The R5 obtained great results in the Sanremo and Montecarlo Rallies in 1978 and successively gratifying results in the Acropolis Rally and in Africa.

SBD-5 Dauntless
1/48th scale
Model Dim.: 24,2 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the standard bomber of the US navy in the first years of the Second World War. Almost 6,000 of them were constructed in six main versions, and they operated in the Pacific theatre. ?Of the many battles in which they took part, the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway come to mind.

Decals for 5 versions
 Although the technique with which this airplane was to be used, dive bombing, was soon obsolete, the SBDs remained in service. ?The last great operation in which they were employed on a large scale was the Battle of the Philippine Sea. They were eventually replaced by the SB2C Helldiver.

Tornado IDS 311° GV RSV 60° Anniv.
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 25,4 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
The first November 1956 the Reparto Sperimentale Volo flight group of the Italian Air Force was born. The department was soon identified by the number 311 that is still present on its aircraft. To celebrate the sixty years of activities a dedicated commemorative livery has been developed and adopted onto a Tornado IDS. It was used during the commemorative event of' October 2016 and it has generated a great interest and attention. 

Decals for one version in the special Gruppo 311 markings
Today the “311” flight group is one of the most advanced aeronautical testing and experimental centres in the World and it is formed by highly trained and skilled personnel. The Tornado IDS, was developed by a partnership program, during the '70s, between Italy, Britain and Germany to develop a modern multi-role combat aircraft air attack. With almost 1,000 units produced, the Tornado is a milestone of the military aviation.

Volvo FH16 XXL "Viking"
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 25,0 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 118 mm
The FH series can be considered a milestone in Volvo industrial vehicle production. Introduced to the market since 2001, it was released in numerous versions and variants. In details, the Volvo FH16 has been the reference version of the Volvo trucks line up. Powered by a 16-litre engine, capable of delivering 610 HP, it was characterized by a good power and low running costs. 
For those times, Volvo FH16 introduced advanced electronic solutions able to ensure a safer and more comfortable driving even in the long range delivery duties. The FH-16 is well-known for its commercial success and has been the basis by many as a "Show Truck" customized by impressive and high visibility customized livery.  The "Viking" is a good example of top Show Truck. The adoption of the bull bar with the grilles to protect the front lights, the installation of additional headlights, the choice of colours and the “Nordic inspired” graphics to create a unique truck with a strong personality. 

Additional Cromed Parts - New Tyres - Chromed Wheel Rims are included in this boxing of the "Viking"

Carro Armato L6/40
1/35th scale
Photo Etched fret
Model Dim.: 11,0 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
The prototype of the L6/40 was finished in 1938, and the following year the series model was ready for production. The hull was copied after the preceding L3/33 and the new machine was powered by an SPA 18D 70 cv engine which gave it a maximum speed of 42 Km/hr. It was armed with a Breda 20mm canon and a huge machinegun. 

Decals for 5 versions in Italian and German Service
Even though it could already be considered obsolete by the time it went into production, it was nonetheless used in Africa, Russia, the Balkans and in Italy. Many of them were captured by the Germans after the armistice and pressed into service, or supplied to the Italian Socialist Republic.

You can see Italeri’s kits come to life and look at older releases on their website and the Italeri Facebook page...