Thursday, April 7

6 new kits, TD’s, classic cars, a Gulf war combo kit & a Piranha? Italeri’s new items of April 2016 –

Six new kits from Italeri are in today’s preview, some flashy Lambos, A flying Tiger-cat, a 4-in 1 Gulf war anniversary kit go along with another AFV from that same period and a WWII Tank destroyer. Have a look at our preview to see the sprues and pictures in to see what is on the way from Italy…

Italeri’s new items of May 2016

1/72nd scale
THE BOX CONTAINS: M1A1 Abrams - AH-1W Supercobra - T-62 - Mi-25 Hind-D
Skill: 3
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 mm
On August 1990, the Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait without notice. The reaction was immediate with the United Nations that declared a Resolution placed economic sanctions on Saddam Hussein’s Government. More than 30 States, led by United States, deployed forces to create a Coalition with the purpose to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The war began with an aerial and a naval bombardment on 17 January 1991 and after 5 weeks, it was followed by a ground assault on 24th February. 
Decals for 8 versions 
After few days, the Coalition forces, led by General Norman Schwarzkopf, thanks to a clear technological superiority and an excellent level of co-ordination between the various armed forces involved, were able to defeat the Iraqi Forces. A cease-fire was declared 100 hours after the ground campaign started. On 27th January the Coalition forces declared that Kuwait has been liberated.
M1A1 Abrams
AH-1W Supercobra
Mi-25 Hind-D

1:24th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 18,0 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Final version of the glorious Countach, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Lamborghini, boasts numerous improvements, were in fact changed about 3,000 of the 8,000 pieces that make up the car. Much of the aesthetic innovations derived from the prototype Countach Evoluzione in 1986, the first supercar in the world made of carbon fibre. The air box and the air intakes were redesigned and enlarged and were mounted of miniskirts, the geometry of the suspension was modified. 

The sprues..
The improved aerodynamics allowed a maximum speed of 300 km / h. This was the last version made the Countach, which remained in production until 1990 when it was replaced by the Diablo.

1:24th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 18,6 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm 
The Diablo was produced between 1990 and 2001. During this period, Lamborghini introduced several variations of the Diablo concept, the first being the Diablo VT (Visco Traction), which featured an all-wheel drive. The Diablo was destined to become the worthy heir of the renowned Miura and Countach. This new supercar was wide, low and futuristic. And just like its predecessors, the Diablo soon became a favourite among car enthusiasts across the world. 
The Diablo models helped build the legend of Lamborghini and sold well. Almost 3,000 units across all series and variations found their buyers in those eleven years of evolution. The Lamborghini bosses had wished for a maximum speed of at least 320kph, and the engineers made this wish come true: With a top speed of 325kph and an acceleration from 0-100 in 4.5 seconds the Diablo claimed the pole position in the super sports cars segment. It delivered its power via a rear-wheel drive and came with a newly developed V12 engine. Four valves per cylinder, a computer controlled multi-point fuel injection and a displacement of 5.7 litters helped produce a maximum of 492 HP.

1/35th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 18,2 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
The LAV-25 is an eight-wheeled armoured vehicles, characterized by good amphibious features, used by the Unites States Marine Corps from the beginning of ‘80s to perform reconnaissance and   close combat duties. Entered in service on 1983 it saw the Gulf War, the Iraq War and the Afghanistan. Equipped with a reliable diesel engine it is able to reach the speed of 100 Km/h. 
The sprues 
The eight wheel drives and the independent suspension system are the ideal solution to support the “all-terrain” capability. Developed and built in several versions and configurations it is equipped with a M242 Bushmaster 25 mm cannon and, typically, two 7.62 mm. machine guns. The crew is three and it is able to have on board, as passengers, four soldiers with combat gear.

Decals for 3 versions in US Service

Super decals sheet for 6 versions
1/48th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 23,6 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
The F7F Tigercat is a heavy fighter developed by Grumman at the End of the Second World War but it was delivered too late to participate to the fighting. The F7F participated, in an active way, to the first stages of Korean War and it served with the United States Navy and with the Unites States Marine Corps. Designed for service on aircraft carriers it has been mainly used as land-based airplane. 
During the Korean War it had performed as a night fighter, attack, close support and photo-reconnaissance duties.  Characterized by the adoption of two powerful radial Pratt & Whitney engines, the Tigercat was able to reach the speed of 740 Km/h. Furthermore, it has been equipped with APS-6 radar system to optimize the effectiveness in night operations.

Decals for 6 versions in US Service

1/56th scale
Skill: 2
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm 
WWll Allied Military Vehicle with Easy Assembly

Decals for 2 versions in us and British markings
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