Saturday, May 20

Look what blew in - AMX "Ghibli" new mould kit in 1/72nd scale from Italeri...

Italeri is often criticised for a plethora of re-boxed releases - today they have all-new kit in the form of the AMX "Ghibli" in 1/72nd scale. We have sprues, the colours and even a built up sample to show you...

Look what blew in - AMX "Ghibli" new mould kit in 1/72nd scale from Italeri...

Preview: AMX "Ghibli"
From Italeri
No #1460
1/72nd scale
100% new mould kit
Photo etch included
Four marking choices in the box
Available in the first weeks of June.
The subject: The AMX "Ghibli"
The AMX "Ghibli" single-engine ground attack aircraft was the result of a collaborative project between the Italian and Brazilian aviation industries. The project was initiated in the 1980s to replace the dated Italian Air Force’s Fiat G-91Y fighter-bomber. 
The Brazilian Air Force also needed to replace their Italian made MB-326s. The AMX had an aerodynamic lay-out characterized by a high swept wing, and with its Rolls-Royce Spey 807 engine could attain a maximum speed of 1,000 km / h. The Italian name, "Ghibli", is taken from the hot dry wind of the Libyan desert.
The Italian version was armed with a 20 mm M61 cannon and could carry an offensive payload of 3,800 kg. The Ghibli was deployed in several operational theatres (eg Afghanistan, Libya) to undertake advanced reconnaissance missions and also to provide close tactical support to ground troops.

Italian Air Force AMX, 2010

The Kit from Italeri: The 1/72nd scale AMX "Ghibli"
The kit (number #1460) will be highly detailed with all-new parts, with a full combat load and a nice set of four markings from Italian aircraft. We have sprues, the colours and even a built up sample to show you...

Features of this kit:
- 100% New Mould kit
The three simple sprues of this kit...
Cockpit glass is clear & transparent
- Detailed cockpit and ejection seat
- Fine engraved panel lines
- Landing gear accurately reproduced
- Alternative parts for early and late ACOL versions
- Photoetched parts are included
- Super decals sheet for 4 versions
The four marking choices in this kit - All Italian aircraft.
Italeri's model builders have made and painted the test kit for a good example for us...
This kit will be available in the first weeks of June.
We will present more news on this kit as it comes to hand. From more on Italeri's kits check out their website...