Italeri was founded in the early 60's, with that enthusiasm that only the unbridled passion of youth can create. Since they were boys the two founders of Italeri, Giuliano Malservisi and Gian Pietro Parmeggiani loved airplanes and military vehicles. Soon they were no longer satisfied with the models available at the time, they wanted something more and better. What they wanted was not available, so they decided to produce it themselves. During its long activity Italeri bought the “Supermodel”, “Protar” and “ESCI” moulds to further improve its wide scale model catalogue.