Monday, May 12

Italeri has four updated kits to tempt you in May….

Italeri has been busy as usual – with four new releases - some with updated moulds some with new decals to show you this month. They should be hitting your hobby shops soon but we thought we would show you the box contents before you leave your den…  

Four new kits for May from Italeri..
While it retains the familiar lines of the Hercules, a common sight in the world’s skies for decades now, the new C-130J has been extensively re-designed. The most visible change lies in the use of two 4700 HP Rolls-Royce (Allison) AE2100D3 engines, with six-blade composite-material propellers that ensure silent running and low fuel consumption. High performance features including excellent rate of climb and an extended range of action thanks to the new engines. An equally important development is the avionics: the cockpit is equipped with new digital instruments and a new Head-Up Display that provides the pilot with a constant stream of data without him having to look away from the cockpit window. The C-130J is steadily becoming the standard transport aircraft in many NATO countries.
Decals for 4 versions in Italian RAF and USAF service

The U.S.S. George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz class “super carrier”. Entered in service on 2009, is the most updated evolution in terms of technology and weapon systems of its class. One of the world’s largest warships, thanks to its displacement of 100,000 tons, it is powered with two Westinghouse nuclear reactors that permit, despite the impressive size, the carrier reaching a speed of 30 knots and an unlimited operating range. More than 80 aircraft and helicopters are carried on board and are enable to enhance the military effectiveness of the warship. 
The “Bush” is also used for the development and testing of advanced weapon systems. On the deck of CVN-77, the first tests of unmanned drones, like the Northrop Grumman X-47B developed and designed for carrier-based operations on this class of carrier.
Decals for the USS George Bush super carrier.

Including fully upgraded moulds -super decal sheet with 6 different versions - colour instruction sheet - contains photo-etched fret
The Short Sunderland was one of the most famous seaplanes of World War II. It’s came into service at the end of 1938 to equip the Royal Air Force squadrons of Coastal Command. The Sunderland Mark III, introduced on the end of 1941, turned out to be the definitive Sunderland variant with a huge number of units built. The Mk. III can be considered one of the most effective and successful weapons to counter the German U-Boots threat during the Battle of Atlantic. The flying boat patrol bomber Sunderland Mk III had been dramatically improved compared to the previous versions, with a revised hull configuration and the adoption of new patrol and submarine search equipment. 
Even the offensive load - which could include bombs, mines and depth charges, was increased with the reliable 1,065 Hp Bristol Pegasus radial engines the Sunderland was guaranteed a top speed of 336 Km/h and a range, essential feature to perform successfully sea patrol and research duties, of 2,800 Km.

Decals for 6 versions in RAF (+SEA), RAAF and French service 

This large triple shaft amphibian vehicle was developed during the 2nd World War for the American armed forces. The aim was to build a vehicle to supply ammunition, food and materials stored in the holds of transport ships to invading troops occupying beachheads on enemy soil immediately after landing. The DUKW offered good navigating qualities and could move well off-road too, which, combined with its high load capacity, enabled it to perform its logistic role to the full. In the post-war years, it was widely used by USA's allies all the way through to the 70s, including civil protection assignments. 

Decals for 2 versions in US service at the time of the D-day invasion 1944

All of these kits are now available thru Italeri’s distributors now..