News Italeri March/April 2014: Aircraft

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1/72  AS.51 HORSA Mk.I with BRITISH PARATROOPS

Product ID: 1356

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Overview

Type: Cargo
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 28,4 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

D-DAY SERIES – NORMANDY 1944/2014

THE BOX CONTAINS 13 HARD PLASTIC MULTIPLEPOSES FIGURES

Well-know English glider able to transport more than 25 troops or a large amount of war material and supplies in its long fuselage. It took part in the main airborne landings of World War Two but its name is particularly connected to the two most famous ventures of the Allied airborne troops: the landing in Normandy and the attack to the Arnhem bridge in the Netherlands.

 

 

1/72  CANADAIR CL-415

Product ID: 1362

1362LR

Overview

Period: Modern
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 27,5 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS

The Canadair is the most famous firefighting plane of the aviation history. It is based on the flying boat amphibious water bomber concept and it is an extremely effective tool to protect the environment against the fire damages. The Canadair CL-415 is the improved version of the previous CL-215. The most important improvements able to enhance the effectiveness in firefighting duties are : the adoption of two Pratt & Whitney turboprop new engines able to provide 2,380 hp,, the aerodynamic additions to the wings and empennage and the up to date avionic system. Thanks to its sturdy and robust central hull, it is able to load the water storage compartments in only 400 meters long run on water. The continuous improvements has also provide a boost in range that permit to stay on the target for a longer period and to load and drop an higher quantity of water and retardant in order to be more and more effective on firefighting activities.

 

 

1/48  V-22 OSPREY

Product ID: 2622

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Overview

Type: Cargo
Period: Modern
Country: United States
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 28,9 cm
Box Dim.:  373 x 241 x 96 mm

Description

The V-22 Osprey convertoplane is now being distributed to evaluation divisions of the US Navy and Marines to define piloting and use methods for this new, revolutionary aircraft. Thanks to its large, swing-rotors, the Osprey is able to take off and land just like a helicopter. Once off the ground, thanks to the rotation of its engines, it flies like a normal plane, reaching the speed and range hitherto unheard of for a traditional “chopper”. The V-22 is set to replace the old CH-46s as a transport and assault aircraft for the Marines, and in future, it will be used for the Special Forces’ aviation too.

 

 

1/48  TYPHOON Mk.Ib late

Product ID: 2734

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Overview

Type: Fighter Aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 20,2 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

D-DAY SERIES – NORMANDY 1944/2014

The Hawker Typhoon was the most famous British single-seat fighter-bomber used by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Its robust structure and the outstanding aerodynamic performance at low altitude made it ideal to perform ground attack and close support duties. The main armament, in order to enhance the role of fighter-bomber, was mainly formed by four 20 mm Hispano cannons installed in the wings. Thanks to the reliable Napier Sabre 24 pistons engine (able to provide more than 2,200 hp), the Typhoon is able to reach a top speed of 660 Km / h and to  carry 900 kg of rockets and bombs.  It was widely used during the 1944 for the preliminary operations before the “D-Day”, through raids against communication and transport lines, and  after the Allied Normandy landing to support the British ground forces and to attack enemy targets.