16 July 2023
Dear Friends, we are proud to show you the preview of our new incoming 1:32 scale model kit dedicated to the Italian WW2 fighter Macchi M.C. 202 “Folgore”.
The kit will release the highest level of realism: 100% completely new moulds made with the most advanced design and production standards, great attention to detail and the introduction of innovative solutions such as the cockpit with 3D decals. We are proud to share the first pictures of box artwork, 3D rendering, super decal sheets, photoetched parts, and color profiles.
The introduction of the Macchi MC 202 Folgore was a significant development for the fighter squadrons of the Italian Regia Aeronautica. Stylishly designed from an aerodynamical perspective, it was fitted with the powerful German DB 601 engine produced under license by the Italian aeronautical industry. The engine and overall aeronautical performance of the aircraft provided the Regia Aeronautica with a fighter capable of actively engaging Allied fighters. The flight performance compared to the previous generation of fighters equipped with radial engines, such as the Fiat G-50 and the Macchi Mc-200, was in fact much better. Manoeuvrable and fast (it was able to reach 600 km h), it was armed, in the early versions, with two 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns installed in the nose. Only in later versions were the armaments improved with additional machine-guns installed in the wings.
The Macchi M.C. 202 “Folgore” in 1:32 (kit no. 2518) will be available from the first part of August.
In the next days we will present you more images of the plastic parts, the box and the final assembly tests.
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