Thursday, December 19

Italeri's last three December items of 2019 in a surprise release..

A while ago Italeri missed out a whole month of new-re-releases - We think they have caught up now with this trio which are now available. We have the boxart, colours, decals and sprues of these kits in our December preview...

Italeri's December Crackers... (Pt II)

Mercedes-Benz MP4 "Big Space"
Kit No #3948
1/24th Scale
Model Dim.: 26,9 cm
Price: € 66.00
Actros is the commercial name for Mercedes-Benz heavy truck range. The Actros range has been introduced in 1995 and quickly achieved significant commercial success as a suitable solution to perform long-distance haulage and heavy-duties haulage. The New Actros, introduced on the market in 2012, is the most updated and innovative expression of the heavy truck Mercedes family. 

Chromed Adhesives Included
Decals provided for several trucks
It is characterised by an advanced and modern design and the adoption of new Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines. The vehicle configuration has been designed and developed to guarantee the highest operational efficiency minimising the running costs. Among the several configurations available it is particularly interesting the long-haul high-roof cabin version, design to offer the highest standard of comfort on board for two drivers.

Sprues of the kit...

F-86F Sabre
Kit No #1426
1/72nd scale
Model Dim.: 15,9 cm
Price: € 26.00
The single-engine jet fighter F-86 Sabre was developed by the American aircraft company North American in the late 1940s and became a symbol of post-war military aviation. The F-86 featured the adoption of the typical swept-wing, the large front air intake and the use of the General-Electric J47 jet engine. The fighter flight performance was impressive for the time and very different from the propeller-driven fighters. 

Colours provided in the box
 Decals in the box
The Sabre was armed with six M3 12.7 mm. Browning machine guns installed in the nose. It was widely used by the U.S.A.F. and it played a key role during the Korean War where it could counter the Soviet fighter Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-15, in the first high-speed jet planes dogfights in the history. The F-86 proved to be extremely effective and a lot of American pilots earned the designation of “ace” during the Korean war with a high number of victories against the enemy planes. 

Sd.Kfz. 251/8 AMBULANCE
Kit No #7077
1 /72nd scale
Model Dim.: 8,1 cm
Price: € 14.00
The Sd.Kfz.251 half-track was an armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), which was deployed by the Wehrmacht on all operational fronts during the Second World War. Powered by a Maybach 6-cylinder petrol engine it was able to reach a speed of 55 km / h even on ‘off-road’ terrain. Produced in huge numbers, it was mainly used to transport ‘Panzergrenadiers’, but during the war, several versions were developed to meet different operational requirements. 

Colours provided in the box
 Decals in the box
The half-track Sd.Kfz. 251/8 ‘Krankenpanzerwagen’ was outfitted and deployed as an armoured ambulance operating close to the frontline. It was capable of carrying up to eight seated casualties or four seated casualties and two stretcher cases, and also the necessary first aid and other medical equipment.
These new kits are now for sale from Italeri directly from their website or from their distributors worldwide