News Italeri May 2014: Aircraft

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1/72  SUNDERLAND Mk.III

Product ID: 1352

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Overview

Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 36,1 cm
Box Dim.:  440 x 270 x 70 mm

Description

FULLY UPGRADE MOULDS -SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 6 VERSIONS – COLOR INSTUCTIONS SHEET – CONTAINS PHOTO-ETCHED FRET

The Short Sunderland was one of the most famous seaplanes of World War II. It’s came into service at the end of 1938 to equip the Royal Air Force squadrons of Coastal Command. The Sunderland Mark III, introduced on the end of 1941,  turned out to be the definitive Sunderland variant, with a huge number of units built. The Mk. III can be considered one of the most effective and successful weapons to counter the German U-Boots threat during the Battle of Atlantic. The flying boat patrol bomber Sunderland Mk III has been decisively improved, compared to the previous versions, with a revised hull configuration and the adoption of new patrol and submarines search equipment. Even the offensive load, which could included bombs, mines and depth charges, has been increased .The reliable 1,065 Hp Bristol Pegasus radial engines guaranteed a top speed of 336 Km/h and a range, essential feature to perform successfully sea patrol and research duties, of 2,800 Km.

 

 

1/72  AB 412 ARMA DEI CARABINIERI

Product ID: 1361

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Overview

Type: Transport and observation helicopters
Period: Modern
Country: Italy
Skill: 2
Model Dim.: 18,3 cm
Box Dim.:  290 x 190 x 45 mm

Description

( 1814 – 2014 ) 200 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The AB 412 is a medium twin-engine helicopter manufactured by Agusta Westland under license from Bell Helicopter. Directly derived from the Bell 212, it is characterized by the adoption of the compostie four-blade main rotor. The AB 412 rapidly became a commercial success and nowadays it is used to perform  either civil or military duties. Military versions are used for the transport of troops, up to 14 soldiers on board, or for the medical evacuation (Medevac) through the possibility of carrying up to six stretchers. The AB 412, thanks to its extraordinary flexibility, can be used in operations of environmental protection, firefighting tasks, and in search and rescue duties.  The AB 412 is also used by the following Italian Corps : Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza and Vigili del Fuoco.

 

 

1/72  HH-60J U.S. COAST GUARD – MODEL SET

Product ID: 71346

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Overview

Type: Transport and observation helicopters
Period: Modern
Country: United States
Skill: 2
Model Dim.: 27,4 cm
Box Dim.:  290 x 190 x 45 mm

Description

– THIS PRODUCT IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OVER 8 YEARS OF AGE –
– ACRYLIC PAINTS, LIQUID CEMENT AND BRUSH INCLUDED –

The Sikorsky HH-60J “Jayhawk” was identified by the United States Coast Guard –  replacing the old and glorious HH-3F Pelican  for search and rescue, maritime patrols, and environmental protection missions.  The “Jayhawk” is basically and directly derived from the robust, flexible and highly reliable SH-60 Seahawk used in a huge number by the United States Navy and embarked on all major units of the fleet. The HH-60J Jayhawk is able to fly a crew of four people, in addition to other 6 additional people on board. The HH-60J is normally based on land but it can be also based on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters. Thanks to its main powerplant, formed by 2 General Electric T700 gas turbines able to provide 1,410 Kw each, the “Jayhawk” is able to reach a maximum speed of 330 Km/h and a cruiser speed of 250 Km/h.

 

 

1/48  C-130J C5 HERCULES

Product ID: 2746

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Overview

Type: Cargo
Period: Modern
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 62,1 cm
Box Dim.:  540 x 330 x 130 mm

Description

SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS

While it maintains the familiar lines of the Hercules, a common sight in theworld’s skies for decades now, the C-130J has been extensively re-designed.The most visible change lies in the use of two 4700 HP Rolls-Royce (Allison)AE2100D3 engines, with six-blade composite-material propellers that ensuresilent running and low fuel consumption. High performance features includean excellent rate of climb and an extended range of action thanks to the newengines. An equally important development is the avionics: the cockpit, infact, is equipped with new digital instruments and a Head-Up Display that provides the pilot with a constant stream of data without him having to lookaway from the cockpit window. The C-130J is steadily becoming the standardtransport aircraft in many NATO countries, Italy included.

 

 

1/48  MUSTANG Mk. IVa

Product ID: 2745

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Overview

Type: Fighter Aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 20,4 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

SUPER DECALS SHEET FOR 4 VERSIONS

The North American single-seat fighter P-51 Mustang is, without a doubt, one of the most famous aircraft of the history and it is considered the best fighter powered with traditional piston engine of the Second World War. The P-51 was developed very quickly and was built around the Packard V12 engine, the well-known and reliable Rolls-Royce Merlin engine manufactured under license in the United States, capable of delivering more than 1,600 HP. Thanks to its engine, the Mustang was able to reach the speed of 700 Km/h. The P-51D, the most famous and successful version, was armed with six 0.5 M2 Browning machine guns installed in the wings. The Mustang was used in all war theaters, but it best known duty was to escort bombers in raids over Europe. Furthermore the P-51 was used by the British Royal Air Force and several fighter units were equipped with the D and K versions renamed Mustang Mk. IV and IVa.

 

 

1/48  AB 205 ARMA DEI CARABINIERI

Product ID: 2739

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Overview

Type: Transport and observation helicopters
Period: Modern
Country: Italy
Skill: 2
Model Dim.: 27,0 cm
Box Dim.:  345 x 242 x 48 mm

Description

( 1814-2014 ) 200 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

The AB 205 helicopter is the version of the famous UH-1 “Huey”, widely used by the American Army in the Vietnam war, produced under license in Italy for the Italian armed forces and police, as well as for export to some European countries and the Middle East. This aircraft was designed in the 60s, has proved to be very sturdy and reliable, and has been used in a wide variety of roles: transport, assault and rescue. The versions used by the police are equipped with medical appliances, a winch, speakers for public order work, plus survey and rescue accessories for natural disasters and accidents

 

 

1/32  F – 104 A/C STARFIGHTER

Product ID: 2504

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Overview

Type: Fighter Aircrafts
Period: Modern
Country: United States
Skill: 5
Model Dim.: 52,1 cm
Box Dim.:  560 x 280 x 115 mm

Description

UPGRADED MOULDS 

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 4 VERSIONS – INSTUCTIONS SHEET WITH COLOR PROFILES (10×4 plates)

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.