I don't know if we may describe it this way, but I have done!
That's the third new-product from Italeri, all annouced in their 2010 catalog!
After their M4A2 Sherman III, fast-assembly kit:
The set contains as usual 2 models, each with 13 parts (the last Shermans had 15 parts!)
And with a special wargames decals sheet. (If someone can explain, their speciality? Maybe more resistant!?)
I heard you, saying:"Something new, but nothing new! No offence, but who misses a Sherman tank in his collection?!"
Maybe, you are right, if you are collecting and building models since 20-30 years.
But, especially the newcomers (you, know, this new generation, who should have everything very quick! Bought and done!) and the small ones, 5 till 10 years, beginners need those fast assembly kits, IMHO!
Because of that, "Thanks Italeri!"
No, I am also not tired of it!