Tamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model Aircraft

Tamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model Aircraft (61097)
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High-quality assembly kit display model of the He162 A-2 "Salamander" jet fighter.

Scale: 1:48

★ Length: 205mm, Width: 149mm

★ Top-mounted BMW003 turbojet engine with parts for opened and closed engine bay covers to allow full display of internal details.

★ Special dolly included to display the engine separate from the aircraft.

★ Canopy can be posed in the open or closed positions, and the ejector seat is removeable.

★ Includes 1 pilot figure and 4 types of markings. 

As the situation became more desperate for the German forces near the end of WWII, a call was made for a new inexpensive jet fighter that would be simple to produce and fly. In the amazingly short span of 3 months from drawing board to first flight of the prototype, Heinkel produced the small, sporty-looking He162. The lightweight fighter featured mainly wooden construction and was powered by a BMW003 turbojet, which made it the fastest jet fighter of WWII with its 838km/h top speed. Reaching combat units in late March 1945, the little fighter managed to record some combat successes despite the acute fuel and parts shortage.

 

Tamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model Aircraft
Tamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model AircraftTamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model AircraftTamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model AircraftTamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model AircraftTamiya Heinkel He162 A-2 Salamander Plastic Model Aircraft