Friday, May 3

Six completely different types of releases from Italeri in our May kit preview...

A Fokker, a scene at Pegasus Bridge, a flat-roofed semi, a Kangaroo, some choppers and some free Frenchies from Italeri this month. We have art, colours & sprues in our preview...

Italeri's new products of May

PEGASUS BRIDGE - D.Day 75°Ann.1944-2019 - BATTLE SET
1/72nd scale

Kit No# 6194
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 mm
Price: € 74.00
On the night between 5th and 6th June 1944, during the early stages of the Operation Overlord, the 6th British Airborne Division received the goal to capture and control the movable bridge that crossed the Orne River near the city of Ouistreham in Normandy. 

Included in this kit...
Decals are also supplied for a bit-o' signage
The control of the bridge, renamed in code “Pegasus” was a key point to make secure the eastern flank of the operational scenario and to prevent German armour troops counterattack that could reach the Allied landing area at Sword beach. 

The structure of the bridge is made from Laser cut wood
The British paratroopers, in Horsa gliders, landed near the bridge and, thanks to rapid and effective action, defeated the German troops that defended the bridge. Even today the Pegasus Bridge is a point of reference for all those who visit the most significant places of “Overlord”.
Plastic parts for equipment and defences are included
Guns, cars and trucks are included
Both German and British soldiers are included in the kit
 Some of the vehicles and soldiers painted up
Lastly, the whole scene painted, soldiers, weapons vehicles and bridge full made up.

Scania R400 Streamline Flat Roof
Kit No# 3947
1/24th scale 
Model Dim.: 24,7 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Price: € 52.50    
The Scania R-series Streamline is designed to meet the highest demands in terms of fuel economy, driver comfort and reliability. 

- Super Decals For 2 Versions 
- Chromed Adhesive 
- Color Instruction Sheet included

The unique style of the exterior is combined with new exceptional interiors offer exceptional driver comfort and a wide range of choices of colours and materials. Available with both V8 engines and online. Robust, responsive and efficient, the Scania V8 engines are built to carry out the toughest jobs. 
Italeri's model is also completed by a decals sheet and an accurate sheet of metallic adhesive, already ready for the application, for a correct finishing of the tractor vehicle, exactly as in the real.

Kit No #35103
1/72nd scale 
Model Dim.: 15,8 cm & 24 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Price: € 24.90
The box contains:
Two model kit 
- Coloured Sprues 
- Reference Guide 
- Colour Instructions sheet 
- Two display bases 
-Glue Included
-Bonus Code (PC/Mac Version): Thach’s F2-A1 Buffalo (Rank 1.0 USA Premium Fighter); He-112B (Rank 1, Germany Premium Fighter) 
- 7 days of premium account 

- Italeri Decals included matching War Thunder helos
The UH-1C was a further development of the legendary American “Huey” helicopter. The “C” variant transformed the Huey from a regular utility helicopter into a fully fledged gunship, whose primary task was to escort its transport counterparts and provide cover for ground units. 
The UH-1C entered production at the height of the Vietnam War in 1966, with the over 700 produced units seeing extensive use during the conflict.
The Mi-24 “Hind” was initially designed in the 1960s as an assault helicopter for the Soviet Army, but it quickly became the most widely used combat helicopter in the world. The Mi-24D was developed in the early 1970s in an effort to further increase the Hind’s combat capabilities. 
Soviet engineers achieved this by giving the Mi-24D a completely redesigned front fuselage, increasing armour protection and outfitting the helicopter with improved guided anti-tank missiles.

Fokker F27 Friendship
Kit No# 1430
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 35,6 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Price: € 36.00
The twin-engine Fokker F-27 Friendship was developed during the fifties by the Dutch aeroplanes manufacturer to provide a valid successor to the old traditional piston engine Douglas DC-3 in service since World War II. 

Super Decal Sheet For 3 Versions - Color Instruction Sheet
The Fokker F-27 immediately achieved a good commercial success in civil and military uses and it was even produced under licence in the United States. Thanks to its two 2,250 Hp Rolls-Royce turboprop engines the Fokker was able to reach the max speed of 460 Km/h. Since its start of production, it was adopted by a lot of airlines that found in it the best solution for short-haul routes. 
The adoption of two turboprop engines, compared to traditional piston engines, reduced vibrations and provided an improved comfort on board. The plane was very versatile and was widely used for freight transport activities, troop transport duties and maritime patrol.


Kit No # 6551
1/35th scale
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 17,2 cm
Price: € 27.00
During the Africa campaign, the British Army used some Stuart light tanks, without the turrets, as armoured personnel carriers or as artillery tractors. Later on,  to overcome the shortage of armoured vehicles,  the Canadian General Guy Simonds ordered to the field workshops to remove the howitzers from the old M7 Priest and to convert them into infantry transport vehicles. 

New Gluable Rubber Trucks - Super Decals For 3 Versions - Color Instructions Sheet
Thanks to the positive results came out from the initiative among the Commonwealth troops, a lot of old tanks have been converted in “Kangaroo”. Kangaroo was the nickname given to the modified vehicles able to perform the transportation of fully equipped soldiers directly close to the enemy line
The defensive armament could be varied and it depended on the availability of weapons as the .50 or .030 Browning machine guns and anti-tank rifles.

Free French Infantry
Kit No# 6189
1/72nd scale
Box Dim.: 220 x 150 x 30 mm
Price: € 10.50
the kit contains forty-nine 1/72nd scale "Wargames Approved" Free French Infantry.

These releases should be available in your local hobby shop this month. You can also buy directly from Italeri from the links in this preview...