Monday, November 6

Italeri's newest of November with Sprues, colours, boxart in several scales...

Italeri again has some really different models in several scales available this month - the highlight being by far their new Fiat 500 - but there is much more to this lot than that - see for yourself with boxart, colours & box contents in our preview...

Italeri’s new items of November 2017

1/72nd scale 
Model Dim.: 21,7 cm
Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
The Kfir is an all-weather multirole combat aircraft produced by the Israel Aircraft Industries. It was mainly based on the French Dassault Mirage III / 5 airframes, but it adopted several improvements as the Israeli-built version of the powerful and reliable General Electric J79 turbojet engine or a completely new set of avionics equipment. Kfir programme has been originated to develop a more effective version of the IAI Nesher. 
The Kfir entered into service in 1975 and was assigned to fighter squadrons. However, with the introduction of the new F-15, the reliable and robust Kfir changed its main role and it was used to perform strike missions. It is armed with two 30 mm. guns and it can load several types of missiles, bombs and rocket launchers. During the ‘80s, the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps leased some examples of Kfir, designed F-21A Lion, to be used in the air combat training activities.

Decals for 3 versions in Israeli & USAF Aggressor service

FIAT 500F 1968
1/12th scale
Model Dim.: 25 cm
Box Dim.: 560 x 280 x 115 mm
100% new moulds - Highly detailed model - Opened or closed top - Opening car doors - Front and rear opening bonnets - Steering wheels - Working suspensions - Rubber tires - Photoetched and chromed parts - Video tutorial
The model can be realized in the with the right-hand drive.
The "Nuova 500" was produced by Fiat from 1957 to 1975. It is a real icon on four wheels and one of the symbols of “made in Italy”. Its unique and recognizable design is famous all over the World. When the small car was set up by the Italian car manufacturer, its goal was simple: to introduce on the market at a very affordable price a new compact car able to enlarge the number of potential customers. Furthermore, the new car should be easy to drive, even in the city traffic, and provide very low running costs. The “Fiat 500” was released on the market in July 1957 and it was immediately a success. 
In 1965 was introduced the 500F, the version with the largest number of units produced. Easily recognizable for the front-hinged doors, in line with the new laws, the Fiat 500F adopted several technical and aesthetic improved solutions as the new frame and the wider windscreen.
Super deal sheet included
 The Fiat 500F is, still today, the most “classic” version of the whole 500 production and it remains in the heart of a huge number of car fans.

1/35th scale
The use of multiple rocket launchers by the German Armed Forces during World War II was quite extensive due to low cost and high efficiency of these arms systems. The main inconvenience of these vehicles was a lack of mobility and high visibility after the battery fired which made them vulnerable to enemy counter-attacks. 

2 tracks types: rubber trucks and hard plastic link and length tracks - colour instruction sheet

Thus, this mobile version of a 150 mm rocket-launcher type 42 was mounted on a half-truck Sd. Kfz. 4 Maultier, which guaranteed high mobility in off-road conditions. The vehicle was equipped with armour to protect its crew.

Decals for 3 versions in WWII German service

1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 22,2 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Contains 2 Models - Colour Instruction Sheet
The Eurofighter project, developed from the second half of the 80s by a consortium of European companies, had the aim of realizing an advanced multi-role combat aircraft strongly specialized in interception. The result of the project is the "Typhoon" that is one of the best air superiority fighters in the world. Its aerodynamic design is characterized by canard-delta wings. Thanks to its two Eurojet EJ200  turbofan engines,  the Typhoon is able to reach a maximum speed of Mach 2. The onboard technology, enhanced by the fly-by-wire control system, allows obtaining a great manoeuvrability in air combat duties. To celebrate the 100 years from the establishment of Italian Air Force fighter Squadrons in First World War, the “Gruppi di Volo” have realised on the modern Typhoons four captivating commemorative liveries.

Decals for 4 versions in Italian service

Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 mm
American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. The war broke out in April 1861 when the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter. 
The “Civil War” brought several changes in the military history as the involvement of a new industrial system, focused on war production, or the use of new and deadly military technologies. 
The Union troops and the Confederate troops clashed in many of battles, entered in history books as Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg. War ended in April 1865, when the General Lee’s Confederate Army surrendered at Appomattox. Finally, after the war, the diplomacy started to work with the purpose of rebuilding American National unity and of reunifying those people that fought, on opposite sides, for four years.

Kit contents

3924 - scale 1 : 24
Model Dim.: 27 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
In 1993 the most powerful Mercedes-Benz Truck with more than 500 HP, was introduced as the « EUROCAB » with a raised roof cabin. Equipped with the same cab, two more engine versions are available, 380 HP and 435 HP. Contrary to many other truck manufacturers, most part assemblies such as transmission, engine etc. are produced by Mercedes in-house. 
The power source is a V-8 turbo-charged Diesel engine, 14.6 l, with an output of up to 503 HP. Despite its high roof, the EUROCAB features a roof spoiler to reduce fuel costs to a minimum. All Mercedes Trucks are built according to the new European noise and emission control regulations.
Super deal sheet included
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