Friday, July 2

Preview: Italeri's four July releases in art, sprues & colours...

Italeri has given us news of their four releases of July - A Typhoon, an Italian fast gun boat, an early Sioux and a mule-of-a-job with a gun, a donkey and two Italians? We have art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures in our preview...

Preview: Italeri's four July releases in art, sprues & colours

M.A.S. 563/568 with crew
1/35th Scale 
Kit No #5626
Model Dim.: 48,6 cm
Contains six figures - Photo-etched Fret - a Clear Sheet - Screws, Ropes & Dock Accessories
Since First World War the Italian Regia Marina was deserved great attention to the development of small and rapid vessels generally armed with torpedoes. The motor torpedo boats, more known as MAS, were civilian vessels variants. The results achieved during First World War were remarkable with the sinking, on behalf of Commandant Luigi Rizzo, of the Austro-Hungarian Marine cruiser Wien and Szent Istv├ín.  

The colours / markings included in this kit...
The decal sheet included that includes the nameplate for the stand
Neither less were more suitable for confined seas nor shallow water like the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Marine continued working to improve the performance of the small but fast moto torpedoes. 

The parts inside the box
Photo etch is included in the set
The five figures..
Rigging and screws needed to complete the kit.
Clear sheet is included for the windows
The MAS 500, equipped gasoline engines Isotta-Fraschini, build during Second World War and more powerful and reliable, were deployed both as moto torpedoes and anti-submarine platforms for depth charges dropping. Capable of reaching a top speed of 40 notches and armed with two 450mm torpedoes.

Pictures of the finished boat...

OH-13 Sioux
1/48th Scale 
Kit No #2820
Model Dim.: 20,0 cm
Super Decals Sheet For 6 Versions - Coloured Instructions
The American Bell OH-13 is one of the most iconic helicopters in aviation history. Developed immediately after the Second World War, it was distributed to the U.S. Army in the late 1940s. The "Sioux" was characterized by its distinctive "soap bubble canopy" which made it unique and easily recognizable along with the tail trellis and its two side tanks. 

The colours / markings included in this kit...
The decal sheet included.
The OH-13 was deployed in large numbers during the Korean War to carry out a wide variety of tasks including observation, advanced reconnaissance, and medical evacuation. 

The parts inside the box
The OH-13 had a three-seater cabin configuration and could reach a top speed of 170 km / h. It was both robust and exceptionally reliable which contributed to its operational longevity.


Breda 20/65 Mod. 35 with crew
1/35th Scale 
Kit No #6464
Contains 2 Figures & a pack horse
The Breda 20/65 was developed during the 1930s to be deployed as a dual-function weapon. It could be used both in an anti-aircraft role and against ground targets. It was similarly effective against lightly armoured vehicles such as trucks, armoured cars and light tanks. The Breda’s ammunition could penetrate armour up to 30mm. thick.

The kit contains 2 Figures & a pack horse
 It was supplied in a variety of configurations for the Italian “Regio Esercito,” which used it in a fixed position installed on trucks and reconnaissance cars, or in the extremely popular towable field version. 

The parts inside the box
The tripod carriage had a stable cross platform with two foldable side legs for towing operations, and two side wheels. It was used by the Italian Army on all its operational fronts during WW2.


EF-2000 Typhoon In R.A.F. Service
1/72nd Scale 
Kit No #1457
Model Dim.: 22,2 cm
Super Decals Sheet For 4 Versions - Colored 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 four colours / markings included in this kit...
The decal sheet included.
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 can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2. 

The parts inside the box
The on-board technology, enhanced by fly-by-wire control system, allows to obtain a great maneuverability in air combat duties. The British Royal Air Force together with the air forces of Germany and Italy, is the main user of the Eurofighter, with 160 units deployed in the fighter squadrons.

These new kits are now for sale from Italeri directly from their website or from their distributors worldwide.