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1/24 VW Golf GTI First Series 1976/78

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The Volkswagen Golf is an iconic vehicle designed and produced by the Wolfsburg car manufacturer. It was first introduced in Spring 1974 and immediately became a highly successful commercial product. The first series (1974-1983), offered leading edge technical capabilities to a very receptive consumer market of that period, including a water-cooled front engine, front-wheel drive, solid and robust bodywork with a functional but equally attractive design. The high quality to price ratio was the real “competitive edge” that made the Golf so successful however. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1975, the sporty version Golf GTI was introduced which incorporated the high performance 110 HP 1,600 cc engine. The following year saw the mass production of the Golf GTI and in just two months it achieved notable commercial successes in many European and non-European countries.

1/35 S.L.C. MAIALE with crew

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Based upon the experiences and successes of the Italian Regia Marina in the First World War. In 1935 Teseo Tesei and Elios Toschi developed and perfected the Siluro a Lenta Corsa (S.L.C.), which was more informally known as “Maiale” (Pig). This was a torpedo modified to allow it to be guided underwater by two operators equipped with respirators. It was intended to carry a high explosive warhead under the keel of enemy ships. The modified torpedoes had limited speed, were fitted with a guidance system and held batteries that powered the electric motor which guaranteed a range of 12-15 miles. The most notable action of these Italian Navy raiders took place on 19th December 1941. Transported by the submarine “Scirè” to the strongly defended Alexandria harbour, the S.L.C.’s were able to attack and disable for several months, Royal Navy battleships H.M.S: Valiant and the H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.

1/72 T-62

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A successor to the T-55, the T-62 like its predecessor, was the backbone of Soviet and Warsaw Pact armored divisions for many years. Although very similar to the T-55, the new Soviet “Main Battle Tank” incorporated notable improvements in terms of its armor, aiming systems and above all with the main weapon system. The T-62 was in fact equipped with the new 115 mm high-speed smooth-bore gun. Innovative for the period, it was able to use a wide range of munitions which were capable of penetrating the armor of the main battle tanks deployed by the N.A.T.O. alliance. The tank entered service in the early ‘60s and was used in its various versions by both the Soviet Union and its allies. The tank has been deployed in a variety of military conflicts ranging from Afghanistan to the Middle East.

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