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Italeri June 2020 Releases1/9 YAMAHA Ténéré 660cc Paris Dakar 1986
COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET – RUBBER AND CHROMED PARTS – SCREWS, SPRINGS AND RUBBER TUBE

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. 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 an bigger engine with a displacement of 634 cc, 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.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/24 40′ CONTAINER TRAILER
SUPER DECALS SHEET – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The freight container is a key element for the 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. 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.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/48 H-34A Pirate /UH-34D U.S. Marines
SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS – PHOTO-ETCHED FRET – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

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. 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.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/35 M4 SHERMAN U.S. MARINE CORPS
NEW GLUABLE T54E1 TRACKS – DECALS FOR 4 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

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 wide scale was the Sherman M4A1 characterised by the rounded edges of the fully casted upper hull. Even the turret had a rounded appearance. 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. At the beginning the M4A2 was dedicated to support the war activities of allied nations as 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 Pacific Ocean, they played a fundamental role in the destruction of the powerful fortifications built by the Japanese Army.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/24 MERCEDES BENZ 600S
CHROMED PARTS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The new S-Class featured 30 different technical innovations. Among those a few «intelligent» systems are included which make driving safer and more comfortable. «CoMand» control (Cockpit Management and Datasystem) represents a navigation and visual system of driving contgrols, which are integrated in the centgral console. It contains all functions of the satellite navigational system «APS» as well as a radio-cassette-CD sound system and has telephone and TV installed.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/72 FIAT CR.42 Falco
SUPER DECALS FOR 6 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

Starting from the C.R. 32 “Freccia” success proved by a 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 – as 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. 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 an extraordinary manoeuvrability, much appreciated by the Italian pilots, but suffered the “biplane” configuration limits. It was able to successful 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 has been used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during the Battle of Britain within the “Corpo Aereo Italiano”.

Italeri June 2020 Releases1/24 MAN F8 19.321 4×2
COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

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.

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