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Regia Marina Vittorio Veneto class battleship in 1941 fit - damaged in shallow water during the sneak
attack on Taranto and later repaired and restored to full service in 3 months. Kit features
optional full or waterline hull,
well detailed deck and superstructure, finely molded fittings, ship's boats, life rafts, cranes,
stern catapult, clear-molded aircraft (2 each RO.43 biplane seaplanes), full weapons suite,
display stand with nameplate and photo-etch parts (funnel cap grilles, louver panels, floatplane
trolley, aircraft crane boom and aft deck lattice frames). Main turrets may be built with elevating
gun barrels or fixed with blast bags. Completed model is approximately 13.4" long.
Color painting guide displays port and starboard profiles and overhead plan view - decals for
aircraft markings and stern name lettering.
Regia Marina Battelship Roma 1943 - 1/350 - TR05318
Italy's most powerful warship - the 4th Regia Marina Vittorio Veneto class battleship in 1943
fit - sunk by Luftwaffe radio-controlled bombs following Italy's September armistice with the Allies.
Kit features optional full or waterline hull, highly detailed superstructure and deck surfaces
(with engraved planking as appropriate), separate bilge keels, finely molded fittings, ship's boats,
life rafts, cranes, stern catapult, clear-molded aircraft (RO.43 seaplane and RE.2000 fighter),
full weapons suite, dry dock inspired display stand with nameplate, brass anchor chain and
photo-etch parts (funnel cap grilles, floatplane trolley, inclined ladders, aircraft crane arm,
catapult, aft deck lattice frames, stern lettering and additional fine details).
Main turrets may be built with elevating gun barrels or fixed with blast bags.
Completed model is approximately 27.1" long.
Color painting guide displays port andstarboard profiles and overhead plan view
- decals for ensign and aircraft markings.
Regia Marina Battleship Roma Upgrade Set - 1/350 - TR06625
Includes photo-etch railings for all deck levels, turned metal main gun barrels
(x9), injection-molded barrel sockets (9 each pivoting sockets and blast bags)
plus screws (4 each with preassembled injection-molded hubs and photo-etch blades).
For Trumpeter kit.
Regia Marina Vittorio Veneto class battleship in 1943 fit - the only Italian Battleship sunk in WWII. Sunk
by Luftwaffe radio-controlled
bombs following Italy's September armistice with the Allies. Powerful, fast and elegant design. Kit features optional full or waterline
hull, well detailed deck and superstructure, finely molded fittings, ship's boats, life rafts,
cranes, stern catapult, clear-molded aircraft (RO.43 seaplane and RE.2000 fighter), full weapons suite,
display stand with nameplate and photo-etch parts (funnel cap grilles, louver panels, floatplane
trolley, aircraft crane arm and aft deck lattice frames). Main turrets may be built with elevating
gun barrels or fixed with blast bags. Completed model is approximately 13.5" long.
Color painting guide displays port and starboard profiles and overhead plan view - decals for aircraft markings.
8-wheeled tank destroyer developed for the Italian Army, initial production
variant. Features one-piece lower hull, well detailed external drive details,
separately molded crew hatches and on-vehicle equipment, smoke grenade launchers,
2-piece muzzle brake, turret bustle, 7.62 mm machine gun with shield, vinyl
tires, braided wire tow cable and photo-etch parts (brush guards, brackets
and perforated muzzle sleeve).
Decals and color painting reference for 2 Italian Army vehicles.
AFV Late Version (3rd Series). 8-wheeled tank destroyer developed for the Italian Army.
Features one-piece lower hull, highly detailed suspension with vinyl tires and surface
details, separately molded hatches and on-vehicle equipment, photo-etch details and braided
copper tow cable.
Decals and color painting reference for 2 Italian vehicles - including UN service.
AFV Early Version Wheeled tank destroyer developed for the Italian Army. Features
injection-molded plastic, highly detailed suspension and surface details, separately
molded hatchs and many other separate fittings, photo-etch parts, rubber wheels.
Decals and painting reference for two Italian vehicles.
Italian-built 8-wheeled tank destroyer, Reconnaissance Combat Vehicle variant for Spanish Army
service. Kit has detailed hull and turret, exterior, suspension, vinyl tires, separately
molded crew hatches and on-vehicle tools, spaced turret armor, braided wire for tow cable,
and photo-etch parts (brush guards, brackets and additional fine details).
Decals and color painting guide for a typical Spanish Army vehicle with 4 additional registration
Italian C1 Ariete MBT with Upgraded Armor 1/35 (Iraqi version), TR35394
The Italian C1 Ariete MBT with Upgraded Armor is a Main Battle Tank developed for the
Italian Army by Iveco Fiat and Oto Melara. For service in Iraq the C-1 MBT has
been armed with two MG42/59 7.62mm machine guns with protective shields in addtion to
a 120mm Rheinmetall gun. This heavy tank has been fitted with add-on armor of approximatly two tones.
The armour is mounted to the hull sides and to the front of the turret as the Irai insurgents field
not only RPG-7 anti-tank rocket propelled grenades but also RPG-7V tandem hollow-charge warheads.
Features injection-molded plastic, highly detailed suspension and surface details, stowage boxes,
travel lock, headlights, periscopes, and many other separate fittings, photo-etch parts,
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 II Sparviero (Hawk), 1/48 - TSM2817
This plane achieved incredible success in the Mediterranean war sinking or damaging
up to 700,000 tons of gross tonnage shipping and was responsible for the sinking of
the carrier Eagle. The plane played a key role in helping the Italians take back
the Central Basin of the Mediterranean in 1942, where the war was inextricably turning
the way of the Italians. However, with the entry of the US (and its immense resources) into the war in November 1942,
hope of victory faded. The plane continued to be used in Northern Italy as part
of the ANR where it continued to inflict losses to allied shipping. The
plane was also sold succesfully abroad.
Comes with 185 medium gray plastic parts and 10 clear parts. Decals for one aircraft.
Italian C1 Ariete MBT, 1/35 - TSM0332
In 1984, Otobreda Division of Alenia Difesa and the Defense Vehicles Division of
Iveco formed a consortium to develop a new family of wheeled and tracked vehicles for
the Italian Army, the B1 Centauro Tank Destroyer, the C1 Ariete MBT and the
VCC-80 Dardo IFV. In the same year, work began on many components and systems.
Otobreda had overall responsibility to develop the C1 MBT, with
Iveco providing the power pack, the suspension system and other automotive components.
The first prototype of the new main battle tank, now called Ariete ("Ram" in Italian),
the same name as the famous WWII armored unit of the Italian Army, was completed in 1986.
It was followed by the others in 1988 in order to allow the Italian Army to begin a
complete program of trials. As a result, an initial order for 200 tanks was placed,
to be followed by a second lot for a further 200 vehicles of an improved version in 2002.
At La Spezia the first production Ariete was completed at the end of 1995.
Full production was completed in early 2002 at a total program cost of around 970 million US
dollars. The C1 has a crew of 4, the main armament is a OTOBreda built 120mm smooth bore gun
fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor, muzzle reference system and fires the same
ammunition as the Leopard 2, Leclerc and M1A1/M1A2. A more advanced version is now
under construction which features an up-to-date fire control system, an automatic loader for
the main gun, as well as a hydro-pneumatic suspension and a 1500 hp diesel engine and
increased armor. Combat weight is 54tons with a maximum speed of 40+ mph.
Comes with 229 parts moulded in olive green plastic plus a small sheet of
clear plastic for the periscope optics, a length of twine and markings for two tanks
plus a well illustrated instruction sheet.
The Type 61 (Roku-ichi Shiki sensha) was a main battle tank (MBT) developed and
used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), built by Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries. Development started in 1955 and the vehicle was first deployed in
April 1961. The type number follows the year of deployment. A total of 560 Type
61s were manufactured between 1961 and 1975, when production ceased. It was
succeeded by the Type 74.
After World War II, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP or aka GHQ in
Japan) ceased all military manufacturing and development plants in Japan,
resulting in Japan losing the technology needed to build and manufacture tanks
and armored vehicles. However, due to the Korean War, SCAP ordered Japan to
re-militarize, forming armed police forces (National Police Reserve, later
called National Security Force, then finally Japan Ground Self Defense Force)
and provided M4A3E8 Sherman and M24 Chaffee tanks. However, the average height
of a Japanese tank crew-member at the time was too small for the large interior
of the US M4A3E8 Sherman and most Japanese tank drivers had difficulty reaching
the clutch-pedal with their foot. In addition, the M4 was becoming obsolete.
The M24, even though it was quite popular among Japanese tank crews, was
inadequate when facing Soviet T-34/85s as seen in Korea. Thus, as the tanks
in JGSDF service at the time were either obsolete, inadequate or unsuitable,
the JGSDF was provided with the option of either purchasing the new
American-built M46 Patton and later the M47 Patton or develop their own MBT
in 1954. Due to the high cost of purchasing American made tanks, and because
the M47 did not meet their requirements, the JGSDF decided on developing their
own main battle tank, resulting in the development of the Type 61.
Russian T-54B MBT - 1/72 - TR07281
The layout of the T-54 is conventional, with the main armament comprising a
100mm rifled gun. The T-54 has been used more than any other tank since the
Second World War. It is intended for combat actions involving tanks, combat
vehicles, armoured personnel carriers and other armored enemy targets. The
T-55 combines a high velocity gun with exceptional long-range endurance. The
T-55 has a fully tracked, five-road-wheeled chassis with a low-silhouetted
hull and a dome shaped turret. The T-54 series tanks first appeared in 1949
as replacements for the T-34 tank of World War II. The first T-54 prototype
was completed in 1946 with first production beginning in 1947. The T-54 was
continuously improved and modified, and, when sufficient changes had been made,
the tank was redesignated T-55. The T-55 was introduced in 1958 and
incorporates all the refinements and improvements of the fully developed
T-54 series without being radically different in design or appearance. The
T-55A appeared in the early 1960s. Production continued in the Soviet Union
through 1981 and was also undertaken in China (as the Type 59), Czechoslovakia
and Poland. Large numbers are still in service, although by the 1980s the
T-54/55 had been replaced by the T-62, T-64, T-72 as the primary main battle
tank in first-line Soviet tank and motorized rifle units. Used in the invasion
of Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, and Syria in 1970, it was the main
Arab tank in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel. During the 1970s, the T-54
saw combat in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Uganda.
4 sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, tracks. Markings in standard Russian green.
The kit consists of 63 parts in light grey plastic, 2 full length vinyl
tracks - 2-directional slide-moulded lower hull with suspension.
Encore Models - Type "D", "S" & "L" classes Soviet Submarine Fleet - 1/400 - ENC8001
Includes 3 Submarine Kits with Decals and Markings.
Type "D" Submarine of the First Series
Type "L" Submarine of the Second Series
Type "S" Submarine of the 9-bis Series