Wednesday, June 8

Italeri’s new items of July 2016: Battle ships, big rigs, a rescue chopper and a popular people carrier?

We have some pictures of the box-arts. Sprues, colours and decals of all of Italeri’s new July kits – they are an interesting set of very different models, See them in our preview…

Italeri’s new items of July 2016

1/48th scale
Model Dim.: 36,0 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
The helicopter SH-34, developed by the American company Sikorsky in the first half of the '50s, was used by a significant number of Countries that have recognized its excellent features.  During its career, it has taken part to several conflicts from Algeria to Vietnam. It was one of the last piston-powered helicopter design, produced in huge numbers, before the introduction of turbine-powered types.  It was widely used to perform different duties by U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. However, thanks to its reliability and sturdiness, it was mainly used as medium transport and utility helicopter. It has also been used in “search and rescue” and Med Evac operations or, in the naval version, as Anti-submarine warfare platform.
Super Decals Sheet - Decals for 2 versions in U.S. and German service
Fully Upgraded Moulds
Coloured Instruction Sheet
Photo-Etched Included

1/72nd scale
Kit #1380
Model Dim.: 15,3 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
The 313th Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico of the Italian Air Force, better known as Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale "Frecce Tricolori”, is based at the airport of Rivolto, in the northern part of Italy. The “313th” was officially born in 1961 as a very professional and highly specialized acrobatic unit with the purpose to represent, all over the World, the Italian Air Force. At the beginning, the team has been equipped with the Canadair CL-13 "Sabre" and, after few years it has been replaced by the glorious Fiat G-91 PAN. Today the “Frecce Tricolori” flies the two-seat fighter-trainer Aermacchi MB 339 A and it is the biggest team, with more than 10 aeroplanes.

Super Decals Sheet
To celebrate 55th Anniversary from the date of its foundation, on 2016, the MB-339 was painted with a dedicated commemorative livery to point out the history and the tradition of an Italian symbol appreciate all over the World.

1/35th scale
Kit no #6533
Model Dim.: 13,9 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
The M113 is one of the most famous armoured personnel carrier in the history of military vehicles. It has a “fully tracked” layout and it entered service at the beginning of  the ‘60s. The M113 was the most widely used armoured vehicle of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War.  Capable of carrying a fully equipped infantry squad, it proved its mobility,  reliability and efficiency in the very difficult operational environment of Vietnam characterized by swamps and jungles. 

Decals for 4 versions in us service
The "armoured cavalry assault vehicle" or "ACAV" version was developed very soon to improve the fighting effectiveness of M113. The new features implemented on ACAV version were a circular turret armour for the commander’s M2 12.7 mm machine gun and two additional 7.62 mm M60 machine guns, protected by shields, and fitted on either side of the top cargo hatch.

Kit #508
1/720th scale
Model Dim.: 26,0 cm
Box Dim.: 374 x 130 x 43 mm
The Admiral Scheer was launched on November 12th, 1934 and was among the first German naval forces sent to Spanish waters where the Civil War had broken out on June 17th, 1936. During the first attack at the beginning of the War, the Admiral Scheer had to suffer only slight damages. From 1940 to 1941 she took part in the Economic War against Great Britain and could prove her efficiency at the Eastern Front and in Norwegian waters. In October 1944 the Admiral Scheer entered service against Soviet forces. Afterwards, she was ordered to Kiel port facilities. In the night of April 10th, 1945 British bomber formations attacked Kiel and its harbour. Five heavy bombs exploded around the ship and the Admiral Scheer made her capsize.

Technical data: Length: 187,9 m – Tonnage: 16460 t - Capacity: 56000 PS – Range: 13626 km at 19 knots – Crew: 1150.

Kit #507
1/720th scale
Model Dim.: 26,0 cm
Box Dim.: 374 x 130 x 43 mm
On April 1st, 1933 the Germans came out with a new class of ships, the so-called “Pocket Battle Ships” which belonged to the same class as the “Deutschland,” the “Graf Spee” and the “Admiral Scheer” Later on the “Deutschland” had to undergo a few changes and was renamed “Lützow.” This change of name was made for the simple reason that Hitler could not bear the thought that a ship by the name of “Deutschland” might go down. Since the end of 1939 this ship was known as “Lützow”. Judging the missions of these ships it has to be considered that they were only battlecruisers with the armament of battleships.
Technical data: Displacement: 11700 t – Length: 186 m – Capacity: 54000 hp – Crew: max. 1150 men– Max. speed: 26 knots – Range: 16210 km at 20 knots.

KIT NO #3919
1/24TH scale
Model Dim.: 25,4 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Super Decals Sheet - Super Chromed Adhesive - Additional Chromed Parts - New Wheel Rims - New Tyres

To celebrate the 40 years’ anniversary from its foundation, Iveco has created an exclusive special version of its famous heavy track Stralis Hi-Way. The external design is characterized by a metallic blue livery with grey band that cuts the centre grille. The interiors are really exclusively detailed, with a dedicated set of premium details. The Stralis Hi-Way is the latest evolution of the famous heavy duties truck produced by Iveco. The Stralis Hi-Way is characterized by several technological and aesthetic improvements compared to previous versions.

The cabin offers a completely new design and is equipped with integrated electronic systems able to optimize the on-board comfort and to provide the highest safety standard. The evolution of the Stralis is also characterized by a completely new “powertrain" able to minimize the fuel consumption and the maintenance costs. In 2013 Iveco Stralis Hi-Way won the “International Truck of the Year” award assigned by a pool of journalists of the most important European trucks magazines.
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