K395 and K396 Lancia D50
Full detail kit
■One of the symbolic cars of the Grand Prix in the 1950s, the Lancia D50, due
for release in October 2013.
To achieve the balance of the high level of precise detail, and the ease to
assemble is the objective of this 1/43 full detail kit.
The main parts of the kit is made of white metal, together with aluminum wheels,
photo etching, rubber tires, piping and decal sheets.
You can enjoy the state-of-the-art details that you cannot distinguish from the
1/20 scale kits.
The chief in designer Vittorio Jano, who designed the D50, introduced several
revolutionary designs into the machine. The engine is shifted from the center
axis to have better effect in aerodynamics and integrated into the chassis to
keep the stiffness of the chassis, the side pontoon is used to be fuel tanks to
improve the weight balance and better aerodynamics effect.
Alberto Ascari, the previous driversí champion, made the debut of D50 in the
last round of 1954 F1 GP season. Although the races were not easy, D50 and
Ascari also entered the season in 1955. In Monaco GP, Ascari retired because of
an accident and dropped into the sea together with the D50. However ,the other
driver, Eugenio Castelotti of Lancia, finished at 2nd position in the Monaco GP.
K395 Ver.A ● 1955 Monaco GP : #30 E.Castelotti / #26 A.Ascari
K396 Ver.B ● 1954 Test Version : A.Ascari