Friday, November 1

Italeri's six kits of November in our preview w/ Sprues, colours & boxart...

Italeri has six kits to add to their Alfa Romeo Monza kit we have already seen this month of November. These are varied and look to be of a decent quality. See the sprues, boxart and colours in our preview...

Italeri's new products of November

M1A2 Abrams with crew
Kit No #6571
1/35th Scale
Model Dim.: 27,9 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Price: € 36.00
The kit also contains 5 Figures 
Super Decals For 4 Versions - Color Instruction Sheet
The 3rd generation American main battle tank the M1 Abrams is the backbone of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps armoured divisions. The Abrams is characterized by its heavy armour (it is one of the heaviest combat vehicles in the world), and also its powerful multifuel turbine engine. The tank first entered service at the beginning of the 1980s to replace the ageing the M-60. It houses a sophisticated computerized fire and control system within its modern armour-plated hull. 
The Abrams offers greater crew protection than many of its predecessors, specifically in the design of the separate and heavily protected ammunition storage area within the main body of the tank. It was initially armed with a 105 mm main gun which is to be updated and replaced by a more modern and powerful 120 mm smooth-bore cannon. The Abrams has been extensively and successfully deployed on operational service in several theatres of war, including recent conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.  

F/A-18E Super Hornet
Kit No #2791
1/48th scale 
Model Dim.: 37,5 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Price: € 33.00
Super Decals For 3 Versions - Color Instruction Sheet
The Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a modern twin-engine, carrier-capable, single-seat fighter directly derived from the original design of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Larger and heavier than its predecessor, it is characterized by significantly improved flight and combat performance. Noticeable evolutionary design changes can best be seen in the revised wing-shape which is able to ensure maximum performance, particularly in terms of manoeuvrability. 
Additional design improvements can also be seen in the newer intake ramps for the engines, and also in the enhanced tail design. The aircraft originally entered service with the United States Navy in the early 2000's to replace the F-14 Tomcat, with the primary role of fleet air defence. Deployed with an increased mission range and the adoption of improved avionic systems, it is one of the more effective carrier-based fighters. It is armed with a 20mm M61 internal gun and can carry air-to-air missiles mounted on its under-wing hardpoints. In its secondary attack role, it can deploy an extensive array of air-to-surface weapons.

PORSCHE 944 S Cabrio
Kit No #3646
1/24th scale
Model Dim.: 17,5 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Price: € 29.00
The Porsche 944 was in production from 1982 to 1991 and was an evolution of the earlier 924 model, retaining both its characteristic styling and design features. The car was originally fitted with a fuel-injected 2479cc engine capable of delivering 163 hp and was manufactured in accordance with the Transaxle concept (rear engine and front shifter). 
The 944 was produced in several versions incorporating different engines, and extensive redesigns of the interiors in the coupe and convertible configurations. In particular, the S variant, introduced in 1987, was equipped with a 16-valve engine generating 189hp and able to record speeds of 0 to 100 km / h in 7.2 seconds.  In total  Porsche produced  9800  of the  944 models. In 1989, Porsche introduced the 944 S Cabriolet  with its  renowned convertible body styling  which enjoyed considerable  commercial success  that also extended into the very competitive US market

F-4M Phantom Fg.1
Kit No #1434
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 26,7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm
Price: € 26.00
Super Decals For 3 Versions - Colour Instructions Sheet
Developed by the American aircraft company McDonnell Douglas, the F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, all-weather, supersonic fighter-bomber. It entered service during the 1960’s and is one of the most notable aircraft in military aviation history. Beginning in the ‘60s and continuing into the ’80s, it was widely used in the United Kingdom by both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It was deployed in many role-specific versions including air defence, close support, ground attack and also reconnaissance tasks. 
The Royal Navy first used the Phantom in 1964 to replace the obsolete Sea Vixen. Its primary role was to ensure the UK fleet’s air defence from aerial threats, with the added capability of operating from the decks of the British carriers. Very similar to those versions produced in the USA, the UK Phantom FG.1’s and FGR.2’s were characterized by the adoption of Rolls-Royce turbojet engines instead of the American GE J-79 engine.

Kit No #6190
1/72nd scale
8+ Wargames Approved
Box Dim.: 220 x 150 x 30 mm
Price: € 10.50
Forty-Eight troops of the Warsaw Pact in the 1980's to fill your cold war Diorama

Kit No #6191
1/72nd scale
8+ Wargames Approved
Country: N.A.T.O.
Box Dim.: 220 x 150 x 30 mm
Price: € 10.50
Forty-Eight troops of the NATO Alliance in the 1980's to fill your cold war Diorama
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...