Italy
Main Battle Tanks
APCs & IFVs
Reconnaissance Vehicles
Aircraft
Artillery, Tracked and Towed
Miscellaneous

Main Battle Tanks And Other Heavy Vehicles

Ariete MBT
Italian-developed MBT, GHQ model.  Truly a great model.  The blue or red marks on the turret are unit ID markers.
 









Same model, with a different paint scheme






Centauro Self-Propelled Gun
GHQ Model










H&R's Centauro
Not really in the same league as the GHQ model, and appears to be undersized.




B-1 Draco
76mm-armed AA vehicle based on the Centauro chassis.  More photos are needed, but this interesting item is from Micro Master on Shapeways.


Leopard 1
Italy licensed-produced the Leopard 1 and a number of variants (including a development version, the OF-40) throughought the 1970s and 1980s.  These are the CinC 1A2 model.





M47
In use by Italy right through 1989


APCs & IFVs

Freccia APC
21st century APC, model by GHQ.  Painted using the Vallejo NATO 3-Tone Camo set, which I don't really like.  The green appears off.








Dardo IFV
21st Century IFV.  This is a newer H&R model, but isn't really up to their recent execellent standards.  Still, they make it and no one else does, and it is not expensive, so I bought a bunch.






VCC-1
Italy was a major producer of the M113 series of vehicles.  In addition to standard M113s, they produced several versions of their own.  I have been working to make my own Italian M113 variants.  This is my first attempt at a VCC-1, painted up in the colors of the San Marco  Marines.  It was less than satisfactory.


Here is my second (and more successful) attempt.  It uses a plug-in turret from CinC.  I have not added the side turret armor, but will in later models.  I used wire for the rear turret ring, but it is too high and will be lower on future models.



VCC-2
This is another common Italian M113 variant, with two cupolas replacing one on the standard M113.  The gunner's cupola featured a small circular ring of armor, and additional armor plating was added to the sides of the hull.  In the future, I will mount the HMG differently, as it obstructs the cupola too much on this vehicle.



GHQ LVTP-7s
including the basic vehicle, the command version, and the recovery version.  Painted up as used by the Sile battalion of the Lagunari brigade.




I re-based these vehicles (4 LVTP-7s, 1 LVTR, 1 LVTC) on metal based covered with a sand/glue mixture, with a little flock and a lot of layers of paint... its supposed to look like scrubland, either near a beach or in a desert.







Reconnaissance Vehicles

None so far...


Aircraft

A-109
Italian utility and light attack helicopter from H&R






G222
This is the G222 from Ian Starling -- its a fantastic model, and is also in service with the US as the C27.





AMX
Late Cold War/1990s attack aircraft built jointly by Italy and Brazil.  A fine model from H&R.




F-104
Model is from Skywarrior.






Tornado IDS
GHQ models








F-104A
Raiden model from I-94 Enterprises



Artillery, Tracked and Towed

40mm Bofors AA Guns
This is the excellent CinC model with GHQ seated infantry as crewman.  



SPADA Air Defense System
Italian-Designed, no idea who actually adopted it...  The models are from Scotia

Radar Vehicle -- oddly, there appear to be two versions




Missile System


Gun System


Another version of the same





Miscellaneous Vehicles

Jeep With TOW
The AR-76 jeep with TOW was common among Italian mech and motor brigade.  This is the Scotia Jeep with TOW model.




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