Tuesday, June 9

Italeri's six releases for June in our preview...

Italeri has six kits on their release schedule for this month - varied in scale and in subject. A trailer in 24th, a Yamaha famous for the Dakar, a pirate form the marines, a Merc, a modified Sherman and an Italian Falcon all ready for your particular tastes. See boxart, colours & sprues in our preview...

Italeri's June items on sale now...

YAMAHA Ténéré 660cc Paris Dakar 1986
Kit No #4642
1/9th scale
Model Dim.: 24,1 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
The Yamaha XT was a reference point for the motorcycle production of the ‘80s. The Japanese motorbike, characterised by its off-road and “enduro” design, was produced in several versions featuring different chassis solutions and different engines. Among the range, one of the most famous version was the XT 600 Teneré, equipped with the most powerful single-cylinder engine available. 

Super Decal Sheet For 3 Versions
From its reliable design, that achieved an impressive commercial success, a special version called “660” was built to compete in the off-road and endurance competitions as the Paris-Dakar and the Pharaohs Rally. It adopted a bigger engine with a displacement of 634cc, improved “Ohlins” suspension, dedicated oil and air filters ideals for the extreme climatic conditions and a large fuel tank that characterized its "muscular" and “eye-catching” design.

Rubber And Chromed Parts - Screws, Springs And Rubber Tubes are included
The sprues of the kit
Pictures of the built and completed bike made up...

H-34A Pirate /UH-34D U.S. Marines
Kit No #2776 
1/48th scale
Model Dim.: 36,0 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm
Derived from the illustrious anti-submarine helicopter HSS-1 "Seabat" which was produced by the American Company Sikorsky from the mid-1950s, came the HUS-1 Seahorse. Developed to perform a tactical transportation role, the helicopter, robust and reliable, was widely used from 1957 by the United States Marine Corps. It was able to transport 16 fully equipped soldiers or 1,300 kg of supplies and other materials. 

Decal Sheet For 5 Versions in French, German and US markings
Due to its Wright R-1820 Cyclone piston engine, the Seahorse was able to attain a maximum speed of 200 Km/h. It was also deployed by the U.S. Army (designated H-34) in South East Asia in an armed close support role equipped with 7.62 M60 machine guns. The French Army developed another version during the Algerian War with heavier armaments that included three 12.7 mm Browning machine guns and a 20 mm MG151 gun.

The sprues of the kit
Photo-etched parts also included in this kit...

M4 Sherman U.S. Marine Corps
Kit No #6583
1/35th Scale 
Model Dim.: 16,8 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
The M4 Sherman medium tank was the primary tank used by the United States during World War II. It has been produced in a significant number of units and it formed the backbone of United Stated armoured forces during at those time. It has been produced in several variants and versions. The first version to be produced on a wide scale was the Sherman M4A1 characterised by the rounded edges of the fully casted upper hull. Even the turret had a rounded appearance. 

Decal Sheet For 4 Versions
However, the most important strength of the tank was its project. The Sherman was reliable, cheap and easy to produce in great numbers. The M4A2 version was similar to the previous one but it was Diesel-powered with General Motors Twin G-41 Engine. In the beginning, the M4A2 was dedicated to support the war activities of allied nations like the Soviet Union and Great Britain but a lot of tanks were used by the United States Marine Corps. Actively used in the battles for the reconquest of the archipelagos of the Pacific Ocean, they played a fundamental role in the destruction of the powerful fortifications built by the Japanese Army.

New gluable T54e1 Tracks 
The sprues of the kit

Mercedes Benz 600S
Kit No #3638
1/24th Scale
 Model Dim.: 20,5 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
From the second half of the 1950s, the famous German automotive manufacturer developed its most prestigious car line in terms of features, engines, fittings and details, identifying it with the initials “S” (where S stands for Sonderklasse). The S-class cars produced over the years have always been a reference point for elegance and style in world automotive production. 

Decal Sheet For several European licence-plated cars
The size was also important to point out the  "flagship" role of the of these recognizable German automotive production. The S-class price has always been high,  not only for the choice of luxury materials but also to support the "premium" positioning on the market. Among the versions that have had great commercial success,. The "third-generation", produced from 1991 to 1998 and the "fourth generation" produced from 1998 to 2005.

The sprues of the kit

FIAT CR.42 Falco
Kit No #1437
1/72nd Scale
Model Dim.: 11,5 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
Starting from the C.R. 32 "Freccia" success proved by great reliability and operational efficiency during the Spanish Civil War, the Italian manufacturer Fiat developed, in the late ‘30s, the new C.R. 42 "Falco". The new biplane single-seat fighter had - like its predecessor - the fixed landing gear and the open cabin but was equipped with important innovations such as the alloy and steel frame covered by canvass and metal panelling. 

Decal Sheet For 6 Versions
Thanks to Its supercharged air-cooled Fiat A.74 radial engine the Fiat C.R. 42 was able to reach 400 Km / h. It had extraordinary manoeuvrability, much appreciated by the Italian pilots, but suffered the "biplane" configuration limits. It was able to successfully engage the Gloster Gladiators but it was soon outclassed by faster and heavily armed monoplanes as the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire. Several Fiat C.R. 42, together with G.50 fighters and BR.20, CANT Z 1007 bombers have been used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during the Battle of Britain within the “Corpo Aereo Italiano”.

The sprues of the kit

40' Container Trailer
Kit No # 3951
1/24th Scale
Model Dim.: 50,5 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 96 mm
Product Link on the Italeri Website
The freight container is a key element for international logistics. The 20-feet freight container, and the larger version and roomy 40-feet container, are in fact the international standard reference for all Countries. 

Decal Sheet For several versions of European trailers
The standardize container in terms of size, volumes and loading capacity makes possible to optimize the intermodal freight by ships, trains and trucks. The logistic has become more effective and faster. Even the warehouses and stocking areas management became easier and more flexible.

The sprues of the kit
These new kits are now for sale from Italeri directly from their website or from their distributors worldwide