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Italeri April 2020 Releases1/24 MAN F8 19.321 4×2
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The F8, produced by the famous German manufacturer MAN, achieved important commercial results on the truck market. It was characterized by the successful union of the reliable “made in Germany” powertrain with the cabin designed and produced in France by Saviem. Generally it was equipped with a longitudinal 6-cylinders frontal engine and it was produced from the late sixties until the mid-eighties and can be considered a real icon of commercial and industrial vehicles of those years. Its great diffusion and flexibility generated the development of numerous chassis configurations and a lot of dedicated outfits. The 19.321 two-axle road tractor can be considered one of the most versatile models and has been used in various logistics and goods handling and transportation activities.

Italeri April 2020 Releases1/12 F-104 G COCKPIT
124 parts – Fully detailed real F-104 cockpit controls – Fully detailed Martin Baker Mk.I Q ejection seat – Complete cockpit dials decals – Adhesive acetate silk seat belts – Pilot’s helmet and oxygen mask – Pilot’s visor, gunsight and radar scope clear parts

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is one of the most renowned fighters in aviation history and also the one with the longest operational service. Its history began at the end of the ‘50s and ended with some air forces in the mid-2000s. Its unique airframe, with slender fuselage and very little wing surface, made this aircraft ideal in an interceptor role. Due to the thrust of its General Electric J79-GE-11A afterburning turbojet engine it could exceed Mach 2,2 with a first class rate of climb. This scale model kit allows modelers to recreate the famous “Starfighter” cockpit with the typical internal layout of the ‘50s and ‘60s fighters, which was ‘home’ to many former NATO pilots. The fine detail of the instrument panel typical of the period, is matched by the highly accurate reproduction of the Martin-Baker ejection seat.

Italeri April 2020 Releases1/48 HURRICANE Mk.I
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The Hawker Hurricane has been the most widely used fighter by the British Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The Hurricane was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 12-cylinders, liquid-cooled, with more than 1,000 HP that could lead to a speed above 500 km/h. The eight 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, which equipped it , guaranteed a good firepower. Although it was slower and more antiquated, for aerodynamic design, then the famous “colleague” with whom it shared the operational engagement during the Battle of Britain, however, was more robust, cheaper and easier to maintain and repair. He has contributed significantly to the victory of the RAF during the Battle of Britain, but during the war, it has gradually given the role of front-line fighter to the more modern Spitfire.

Italeri April 2020 Releases1/35 OPEL BLITZ RADIO TRUCK
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The Opel Blitz was the main truck used by German forces during the Second World War. It was deployed extensively on all fronts in huge numbers, and was consequently considered to be the “working mule” of the Wehrmacht. Thanks to the sturdy frame, the robust system of rigid axles with leaf springs and the twin-wheels on the back, the Opel Blitz was able to carry a payload of over 3 tons. The 3,600 cc. engine was easy to maintain and provided 75 hp. The most popular version was the 4×2 with rear wheel drive. However, there was also a 4×4 version that operated both in Russia and the North African desert. Thanks to its flexibility and its wide rear cargo area, the Opel Blitz was also deployed in additional roles including as a mobile command post equipped with radio communications for battlefield management of ground troops.

Italeri April 2020 Releases1/72 HEINKEL HE111H
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The medium bomber Heinkel He-111 formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe bomber squadrons during the early stages of the Second World War. It was characterized by the adoption of two engines, like many other aircraft with similar features of the time, but also by the introduction of innovative solutions such as the all-metal frames. Thanks to its two Jumo 211 engines, it was able to reach the maximum speed of 440 km / h and it could load up to 2,000 kg of bombs in the internal loading bay. Easy to identify due to the distinctive fully glazed nose, the wing and rudders profiles, the He-111 was widely used by Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in 1940. During the years it was constantly improved and upgraded but became obsolete during the latter part of the war.

1/56 Italian Tanks – Semoventi M13/40 – M14/41 – M40 – M41
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Italeri April 2020 ReleasesWWll ITALIAN MILITARY VEHICLE – (28 mm.) EASY ASSEMBLY FOR GAMERS AND COLLECTORS

The production of Italian tanks during the Second World War was mainly focused on the “M” type. The M-13/40 was perhaps the most recognizable and widespread tank of the Italian Regio Esercito. It was characterized by its amour which consisted of riveted steel plates and its main armament, a 47 mm gun. Although superior to the Italian light tanks of the “L” series which were relegated to perform reconnaissance duties, it in turn became obsolete during the war, and was ultimately unable to match opposing enemy tanks. The self-propelled M-40 gun was also built on its chassis. Equipped with a 75 mm gun it was very effective and feared by enemy armored vehicles. The optimum operational deployment was the combination of the M-13/40 flanked by self-propelled gun units which were able to complement the limited firepower of the tanks. During the war several improvements were made on the tanks and self-propelled guns in terms of technical solutions and armaments.

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