1/32 Tornado ECR
NEW PARTS – 350 parts – Photo-etched details – Removable RB199 engine with support trolley – Retracted or extended flaps and slats – Movable ailerons – Openable radome and fully detailed radars – Open or closed thrust reversers – Open or closed air brakes – Rubber tyres – Movable variable geometry wings and pylons – Rubber cover for wings entry point – Color instruction sheet – 2 Super decals sheet for 3 versions
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The Tornado arose from a collaborative project between Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom to produce a multi-role high-performance combat aircraft. The primary requirement however was to develop a ‘state of the art’ modern aircraft able to perform low-altitude penetrating strike missions. This need was met by the development of a twin-engine combat aircraft with a variable-sweep wing. The Tornado IDS (Interdictor / strike) was the first version to be released by the British Royal Air Force and designated GR.1 Tornado IDS (Interdictor / strike), an aircraft ideally suited to attack roles, was the initial version used by the Flight Squadrons of the three countries that developed the plane, the Italian Aeronautica Militare , the German Luftwaffe and the UK RAF. The Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) was developed by Italy and Germany and was equipped to carry out missions that suppressed enemy air defences (SEAD), and to conduct electronic warfare and advanced reconnaissance.
1/72 Montecassino Abbey 1944 Breaking the Gustav” Line – BATTLE SET
During the Italian campaign, in the period from January to May 1944, the allied forces under the command of General Mark Clark, advanced upon the German 10th Army commanded by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff, who were entrenched in defensive positions along the Gustav line. The cornerstone of the Gustav line was the small town of Cassino which controlled the river Liri valley. Cassino itself was dominated by the historic Benedictine abbey of Montecassino, which was an important strategic observation and defensive position of the German forces. The determined resistance offered by the German troops, who held their positions for almost four months, was assisted by the difficult weather conditions, which hindered the allied advance. Fierce fighting ensued to try and oust the Germans from their stubbornly held defensive line. It was not until mid-May that the German positions were finally breached, which allowed the allied advance to Rome to ensure its liberation in June 1944.
1/24 Fiat 131 Abarth 1977 Sanremo Rally Winner
SUPER DECALS SHEET – RUBBER TYRES – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET – ACETATE MUD FLAPS
The Fiat 131 Abarth was built on the frame of the two-door Fiat sedan. The development made by Abarth considered several modifications and improvements starting from the reduction of the body weight using lighter materials. Then some new fenders, to permit the adoption of larger wheels, were installed and new air-intakes on the hood and on the sides to optimize the cooling of the mechanics were designed. The engine was a 4-cylinder longitudinal engine characterised by the use light alloy head and 4 valves per cylinder. The Fiat 131 Abarth was built from 1976 and it was used in the World Rally Championship where achieved important results as three manufacturers’ championship, one pilots’ championship and one FIA trophy. It took part in international competitions until 1982 when it was replaced by the Lancia brand cars. One of the most famous victories was the prestigious1977 San Remo Rally. The Fiat car achieved its success with notable drivers such as J.C. Andruet and C. Delferrier.
1/72 Jaguar GR.1/GR.3 RAF
SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTRUCTIONS SHEET
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The Jaguar ground attack aircraft, born in the 1960s from a collaborative project of the French and British aviation industry, was used by the Royal Air Force until the late mid-2000s, demonstrating extraordinary longevity and operational efficiency. Thanks to its two turbojet engines it was able to reach and exceed Mach 1.6. It has been used, carrying out numerous missions, in operational areas characterized by a high level of complexity, including the Balkans and Iraq. In particular, the “all-weather” Jaguar Gr. 3 single-seater version has been significantly updated in avionics and has been equipped with terrain mapping and GPS tracking systems to optimize the role of ground attack aircraft.