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Italeri July 2020 Releases1/32 F-104 STARFIGHTER A/C
FINELY ENGRAVED RECESSED PANEL LINES AND RIVETS – FULLY DETAILED ENGINE , COCKPIT , AND AVIONICS BAY – GUN BAY WITH FULLY DETAILED M61 GUN – OPEN OR CLOSED AIR BRAKES – PHOTOETCHED FRET – MORE THAN 300 PARTS – HUGE DECALS SHEETS FOR 6 VERSIONS – INSTUCTIONS SHEET WITH COLOR PROFILES

The supersonic interceptor aircraft F-104 Starfighter was, without doubts, one of the most famous, and long-lasting, aircraft in History. The F-104 entered in service in the late ‘50s and served with USAF for a long time. Later on, it has formed the fighter squadrons of several NATO air forces for more than 40 years. F-104A was the first version and it was used by USAF as supersonic interceptor in opposition to long-range soviet bombers. It entered in service in the late ‘50s. To the improved version, F-104C, was assigned the role of fighter-bombers and it was used during the early stage of Vietnam War. The “Starfighter” was based and developed on an original and unique concept for its time: innovative shape of the plane extremely thin, small, straight mid-mounted, trapezoidal wings, the stabiliator mounted atop the fin, a powerful and reliable General Electric J-79 turbojet engine able to guarantee outstanding supersonic performances.

Italeri July 2020 Releases1/72 GLADIATORS FIGHT – BATTLE SET
The practice of Gladiatorial fights spread fast in Roman culture. Its origin can be traced back to the munus, i.e., the practice of rich and famous personalities of sponsoring public performances during religious holidays, festivals and events. The Emperor Vespasianus built the largest amphitheater in the world for gladiatorial games: the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Coliseum. The fights happened often took place between couples of different gladiator types such as the myrmillons, the Thracians, the secutores, the retiarii, each characterized by his own equipment and fighting style. Not only in Rome but even in the smallest cities of the Roman Empire an Amphitheatre dedicated to the people entertainments and Gladiatorial fights. The Gladiators improved their fighting skills in the “Ludus”, a sort of training center strongly managed by the “Lanista”. The most important Gladiatorial school of the Ancient Rome was the “Ludus Mangum” close to the Coliseum and connected to it by underground tunnels.

Italeri July 2020 Releases1/24 IVECO HI-WAY 480 E5 LOW ROOF
UPGRADED MOULDS – SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 2 VERSIONS – CHROMED ADHESIVE – COLOR INSTRUCTION SHEET

The Stralis Hi-Way is characterized by an important series of technological and aesthetic differences compared with previous versions. The cabin has been redesigned and improved compared and it’s able to provide and higher standard of comfort on board. The adoption of integrated electronic system is permitting to enhance the driving safety The evolution of the Stralis had also take in consideration the engines and the gearbox. The “powertrains” are able to minimize fuel consumption and reduce maintenance and the running costs. The engine system made it possible to comply with the anti-pollution parameters dictated by the Euro 5 regulation and to ensure good operational performance. The appreciated combination by the customers of cabin size, power released by the engine (480 HP), low running costs, have made Iveco Stralis a good commercial success on the most important European markets.

Italeri July 2020 Releases1/35 M60A3
LINK-AND-LENGTH TRACK – PLASTIC MESH – SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The M-60 was introduced in the first years of ‘60s in the United States Army. It was developed and designed to be the evolution of the famous tanks M-47 and M-48 Patton series. The M-60 became the most important MBT (Main Battle Tank) of the U.S. Army during the Cold War years. It was produced, until 1983, by the American company Chrysler in 15.000 units and it was adopted, in several versions, by the armed forces of numerous countries all over the World. The main armament, installed in the turret, was the 105 mm. M68 gun. The M-60 was characterized by its big size and by the adoption of the powerful V12 turbodiesel engine able to release a good operating performance and a good speed on-road and off-road. It was deployed in a lot of conflicts and operational scenarios. In 1976 the new upgraded M60A3 version was developed and it was characterized by several improvement able to enhance the operation effectiveness. The armor protection for the turret was increased and a new gun mantle was designed. Great improvement in the adoption of modern electronic and fire control systems on board.

Italeri July 2020 Releases1/24 BMW. M1 Procar
SUPER DECALS SHEET – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The BMW M1 was produced by the noted Bavarian car manufacturer between 1978 and 1981. Characterized by a sporty design, it had many typical racing cars features such as a longitudinal mid-engine, a light tubular steel frame and an all wheels independent suspension. Developed and built to participate in Group 5 competitions, it achieved a couple of victories. BMW then decided to create a mono-brand championship called “BMW M1 ProCar”. The cars that participated in the championship were equipped with a powerful 470 HP engine and were driven by many famous names from the world of Formula 1 such as Piquet, De Angelis, Pironi and Lauda. The Procar championship was very popular and during this period had a great deal of media exposure. The championship itself ran for two years and In 1979 was won by Niki Lauda and in the following season by Nelson Piquet.

Italeri July 2020 Releases1/72 T-33A SHOOTING STAR
SUPER DECALS FOR 6 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET

The subsonic two-seater jet trainer Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star played an important role in the operational training of many military pilots during the ‘50s. It was developed on the airframe of the single-seat fighter P-80, from which it differed by a longer fuselage. The design was simple and practical with the famous “T” shape characterizes by its straight and low wing. The United States Air Force used the T-33 to perform advanced pilot training tasks until the early 1960s when it was progressively replaced by the most advanced Northrop T-38 Talon. Compared to P-80, the T-33 adopted a lighter armament formed by only 2 0.50 (12.7 mm.) machine guns). Its reliability has allowed the T-33 to obtain rapid diffusion in numerous air forces that employed the plane not only for training activities but also in operational missions. The last T-33s in service flew until the 2000s.

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