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Decal sheet for the fourth unit that the Alpine Renault team used in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1978, sponsored by Calberson. This unit was the A442A variant of the Renault Alpine, and is distinguished by the red stripe on the side pontoons. Ideal to give a new look to your old Tamiya kit.

Additional details for the Alpine Renault A442A Turbo marking / livery:
For the 1978 24 hours of Le Mans, a new A443 chassis was built with a longer wheelbase of 2616 mm instead of 2466, and fitted with a 2140 cc engine with more boost, more torque, and extra 30 horsepower. All of this after lot of winter test to solve the vibrations which led to several engine problems in 1977 edition. For testing, they also used the Istres military airport to be able to test in conditions where to drive at full throttle for more than 50 seconds, just like at Le Mans, was possible. The Alpines were able to hit top speeds of 350 km/h.
Renault unveiled a team of four cars for 1978, same of previous year, Jabouille/Depailler in the new A443, Jaussaud/Pironi in a A442B, and Bell/Jarier and Frequelin/Ragnotti in A442s.
After piston damage on engines previous year, and after some hours leading, Depailler was told to decrease the pressure boost to protect the engine, but after 20 minutes car was retired under a cloud of smoke reducing the fuel pressure also reduced the cooling of the pistons.
Sister car of driven by Jassaud reported he felt clutch issues, but after driver change two and a half hours before the finish, Pironi, taller than Jassaud, was able to push the pedal further, so clutch problem was not present at all and the team decided Pironi should finish the race.
After lot of tension in the pits, finally, after four attempts, Renault achieved its goal of winning Le Mans. The winners also set a new distance record of 5045 kilometers, taking over the record set by Larrousse in a Matra in 1973.
Calberson-sponsored car number 4 qualified eighth in the time trial, while finishing a good fourth in the race.
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Image 1: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)Image 2: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)Image 3: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)Image 4: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)Image 5: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)Image 6: Alpine Renault A442A Turbo sponsored by Calberson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Shunko Models (ref. SHK-D444)