Sunday, November 28

Preview: Two more of Italeri's for December kits in art, sprues & colours

We have already seen Italeri's first December offering, the 1/12th Lancia Delta Integrale, but now there are two more new kits on the way from land and the air. See the LAV & Corsair's kit contents in our preview...

Preview: Italeri's two December kits in art, sprues & colours

Kit No #6588
1/35TH scale
Model Dim. 17,8 cm
Rubber Tyres - Colored Instruction Sheet
Price € 33
The LAV-25 is an 8-wheel drive armoured vehicle, characterized by good amphibious capacity, used since the early 1980s by the Marine Corps for reconnaissance and infantry support activities. He entered service in 1983 and actively participated in operations "Desert Storm" (1991) "Restore Hope" (1993), "Enduring Freedom" (2001) and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" (2003). 

The colours/markings included in this kit...
Equipped with a diesel engine, which allows the LAV to reach 100 km / h, and with an independent wheel suspension system, which makes it ideal for "all-terrain" use, it was developed and built-in numerous versions. 

The decal sheet included.
The anti-tank version is equipped with the Emerson T.U.A. (Tow-Under-Armor) 901A1, a missile system armed with TOW-2 anti-tank guided missiles, installed in a rotating turret and equipped with thermal and visual target identification systems. Conceived to operate in Marines reconnaissance units, the anti-tank version is capable of providing a contrast capability against the most powerful enemy battle tanks.

The plastic parts inside the box.

F4U-4 Corsair - Korean War
Model Dim. 13,3 cm
Kit No #1453
1/72nd scale
Price €15
The F-4U Corsair was developed and produced by the Vought aircraft company as a U.S. Navy carrier-borne fighter. It entered service at the end of 1944 and immediately proved to be extraordinarily efficient, robust and reliable. On the Pacific front, it scored a high number of shot-down enemy aircraft. The Corsair also had the most powerful radial engine available at the time within American industry. 

The colours/markings included in this kit...
This was the 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp capable of reaching over 2,000 hp. The powerful engine was integral to the aircraft design which was created with the characteristic and easily recognizable gull wing. Its reliability resulted in exceptional operational longevity and deployment in large numbers during the Korean War.

The decal sheet included.
The primary role was no longer that of fighter, however, as that role was now performed by jet aircraft, but it became a day/night ground attack aircraft offering close support to ground troops.

The plastic parts inside the box.