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Tamiya 1/48 Heinkel He162 A-2 "Salamander"

Tamiya 1/48 Heinkel He162 A-2 "Salamander"

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CODE: TA61097
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While the Heinkel company pioneered jet technology with its successful test flight on August 8th, 1938, it lost out to the Messerschmitt Me262 which became the first operational jet fighter. A second chance came in September 1944 when the Luftwaffe requested proposals for a single-engine jet fighter that was simple to control and produce. Heinkel�s proposal was chosen because it promised a mass producible jet that could be flown by relatively inexperienced pilots. Rushed from proposal stage to finished prototype in 3 months, the He162 was first deployed to a base near the Danish border, but with only 1 month left until the end of the war in Europe, came too late to demonstrate its combat potential.

  • 1/48 scale assembly He162 Salamander accurately reproduces plane's unique form, including streamlined, rocket-like fuselage, down bent wing tips and twin vertical tail fins.
  • Twin spars connect wings to fuselage for precise and solid attachment.
  • Counterweight in front balances out heavy rear section.
  • Canopy may open and close. Ejector seat may be removed even after assembly.
  • Moulded parts depicting cockpit and landing gear exhibit an amazing level of detail.
  • Includes accurately scaled-down replica of full size BMW003 engine.
  • Both open and closed engine compartment pieces are included and may be switched freely even after assembly.
  • Engine may be displayed separately from plane mounted on a dolly.
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