Tuesday, July 3

88's, Tigers, Trailers, Whirblewinds, Hawks & Flamin' rigs, ? Colours, Art & Sprues in Italeri's July Preview...

Italeri has released a slew of new products this month, 48th scale aircraft, a Tiger, an 88and crew, a wargaming Whirblewind and of course a cool looking big rig that is on fire! See more of the box art, sprues and colours of each of them in our preview...

Italeri's new releases of July

TECNOKAR TRAILER WITH 20' TANK
#3929 
1/24TH SCALE
NEW MOULDS - CONTAINS ONE PHOTO-ETCHED FRET
The 20' Tecnokar Tank trailer is designed to ensure the highest level of efficiency in the liquid and fluid transport. 
The sturdy steel frame, on a three-axle system, made by the Italian Company, is able to load a 20' tank ideal to be used in the container intermodal logistics. 
It can well satisfy the need of complex and integrated logistic companies that adopting intermodal transport solution of liquid goods. 
That’s more and more important taking in consideration that, in the recent years, the intermodal transport solution of liquids, especially the liquids destined to the food industry, is a “must have” to guarantee reliability and respect of the delivery time. 



PZ. KPFW. VI TIGER AUSF.E
#6557
1/35TH SCALE
 COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
NEW GLUABLE RUBBER TRACKS
The Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E Tiger I is one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was developed to provide to Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions a heavy armoured, with a  superior firepower, heavy tank able to flank the Panzer III and Panzer IV medium tanks no longer able to fight successfully against the new enemy tanks. The main armament was the famous and lethal antitank gun KwK 36 L/56 88 mm long barrel. The main gun was installed in the turret and protected by a 120 mm thick gun mantlet. It was able to penetrate, even at long distances, the armour of any kind of enemy armoured vehicles of the time. 
The first Tigers went into action in September 1942 near Leningrad. After few months they were deployed to the Don Front in Russia. The first version produced took also part, in December 1942, to the German Military Operations in North Africa during the Tunisia campaign.



8.8 cm FLAK 37 WITH CREW
#5771
1/56th scale
100% NEW MOULD  - CONTAINS 7 FIGURES - COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET
WWll MILITARY VEHICLE (28 mm.) - EASY ASSEMBLY FOR GAMERS AND COLLECTORS
The 88mm antiaircraft Flugabwehrkanone (Flak) was one of the major successful cannons of the Second World War. The Luftwaffe deployed it as German territory defence against enemy air raids, while the Wermacht inside the artillery antiaircraft divisions. Every Wehrmacht division has equipped with 8 X 88mm and 12 X 20mm units. General Rommel was one of the first ones to use the Flak 88 during the May 1940 France campaign in a different role compared to its original design purposes. 
The Flak 88 became the most famous and feared antitank cannon in force with the Axis tropes in the Second World War. During the defence of Halfaya Pass in Northern Africa, in a few minutes, a single Wehrmacht Flak 88 battery destroyed 11 of the 12 English tanks sent against the German’s positions. The pass became well known in-between the English tank man as Hellfire pass. The Flak 88 was in force throughout the end of the war on all fronts with its double anti-aircraft and antitank role.


F-117 A NIGHTHAWK
#2750 
1/48th scale
UPGRADED MOULDS
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 2 VERSIONS - COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
The single-seat attack aircraft F-117 Nighthawk was developed by Lockheed Martin and operated by the United States Air Force. The first prototypes were released in the ‘80s but the “Nighthawk” project was considered classified for several years. The F-117 was in fact developed on advanced stealth technologies designed to avoid detection and to reduce reflection and radar emission. To enhance the stealth features, the offensive armament was located in two internal weapons bays able to carry more than 2,200 Kg of bombs as the laser-guided GBU Paveway or the JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) bombs. 
Thanks to its two General Electric turbofans engine the F-117 Nighthawk was able to reach the max speed of Mach 0.92. The F-117 obtained a very high media visibility during the Gulf War in 1991 and during the Balkans War. 



FREIGHTLINER FLD 120 SPECIAL
#3925
1/24th scale
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 2 VERSIONS - COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
CONTAINS 2 CHROMED SPRUES
In the United States, large tractor units for long distance heavy duty haulage are typically equipped with a powerful, reliable engine coupled to a sturdy chassis able to support the hauling of heavy half-trailers. 
Furthermore, the driver’s cabs maximise comfort and peak living conditions to minimise the driver’s workload. This is achieved by generous in-cab equipment making these vehicles true apartments on wheels. Additionally, a wide range of accessories are provided: extended exhaust pipes, antianimal bars, tanks and alternative finishes strictly chromium-plated in all cases.



FLAKPANZER IV WIRBELWIND
#7074
1/72nd scale
LINK AND LENGTH TRACKS - CONTAINS 2 FIGURES
The Panzer IV was the most extensively used German tank during the Second World War. It represented the “backbone” of the German Panzer Divisions on all operational theatres. Toward the end of the war, based on the Panzer IV hull, the self-propelled anti-aircraft gun Wirbelwind was developed to improve the air-defence capability of the ground troops against the Allied air-superiority. 
From the second half of 1944, the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwinds were assigned to the anti-aircraft units of the German armoured and motorized divisions. The Panzer IV’s turret was removed and replaced with an open-top turret and armed with a quadruple 20 mm Flak 38 L/112.5, which provided a rapid-fire and good firepower. 
The Wirbelwind was quite effective against low-altitude attacks of enemy fighters, but it was also used against lightly armoured ground targets such as infantry, trucks and armoured cars



HAWK T1
#1396
1/72nd scale 
SUPER DECALS SHEETS FOR 5 VERSIONS - COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
The Hawk T Mk 1 was developed by Hawker Siddeley, today part of BAE Systems, to equip the Royal Air Force advanced training units in the second half of the 1970’s. Its aerodynamic configuration is characterized by the two-man tandem cockpit and by the low-mounted wings. It is powered by a Rolls Royce Adour turbofan engine able to guarantee good flying performances. The Hawk has a very good maneuverability and it is considered one of the best subsonic trainer.  
The Hawk T1A version was, more in details, developed to equip the RAF’s Tactical Weapons Units and it can be armed with two air-to-air AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles and a centerline Aden gun pod. It achieved a good commercial success and it was adopted by several Air Forces around the World. Furthermore, the Hawk T1A, in a modified and dedicated version, is currently used by the Royal Air Force aerobatic team “Red Arrows” 

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