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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:37 AM UTC
Italeri announces the release of a New Schnellboot Typ S-38 with fully upgraded molds.

FULLY UPGRADED MOULDS - More than 600 highly detailed parts - Instructions sheet with color profiles - Photo-etched fret - Clear sheet - Decals for 3 versions: S-105, S-51, S-46.

Between the two World Wars, several Military Navy launched programs dedicated to develop fast crafts able to perform patrol and attack duties. New engines and technological solutions were able to guarantee, compared to the First World War torpedo boats, improved performances and better operation efficiency. The German Kriegsmarine developed the famous fast attack craft S-Class during the 1930's. Among the most famous Schnellboote we can point out the S-38 version. Produced in 100 units, it had a length of 35 meters and a displacement, full load, of over 100 tons. Thanks to its 12 cylinders Daimler Benz engines the S-38 was able to reach a speed of 39.5 knots. Armed with two 533 mm. torpedo tubes, it adopted several types of defensive guns. Some of S-38 used the very appreciate 40 mm. Bofors gun. Captured by Germans during the first years of the War, it proved to be a very effective and powerful naval weapon, ever more appreciated than the German ones. On the S-38 reliable tech base, the S-100 was developed some years later.

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Seems like a nice addition. Getting more bang for their buck. But hey Italeri, were is our 78 foot Higgins. We now have 2 Schnellboots and 2 Vospers and 2 elcos but no Higgins. We know you can do it and would most likely sell very well.
DEC 16, 2017 - 06:28 AM
Ya! What about a Fairmile D or even an HDML? Still, I like this S-Boat.
DEC 18, 2017 - 08:10 AM
Would love a Fairmile too, so many options MTB, MGB etc, However I will admit this is my favourite S boat class, will fall for one. Cheers Si
DEC 19, 2017 - 02:20 AM
Nifty could be a fun build.
DEC 22, 2017 - 04:13 AM
If it's anything like their previous S100, it will need a couple of $100 in AM upgrades.
DEC 22, 2017 - 04:55 AM
The S38 looks like a nice build and would also contemplate buying. My concerns are the 2cm tub at the front. Serious issues on the S100 and a lot of work, it would be a shame if Italeri did not address this area as it is a huge let down on a beautiful kit. Biggles,that's about right. S100 debt for a modeller to do the extreme dream Big Ed eduard detail set $130.00 Metal barrels :$35.00 Italeri S100 crew :$30.00 If you want to venture where few go Azimut S100 crew Command bridge crew:$35.00 2cm Crew :$35.00 37MM Crew :$35.00
DEC 22, 2017 - 08:37 AM
Yes, that infamous bow gun tub...way too small, and a helluva job to correct... among many other things!
DEC 22, 2017 - 09:53 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.

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