1/72 Me262A-1a "Red 13" III./EJG2, March 1945 Pilot: Heinz Bar
1st Me262 by Dragon Models!
This fully finished and pre-painted model has a distinctive and authentically rendered camouflage paint scheme, and represents "Red 13" of III./EJG2 as flown by Heinz Ba"r in March 1945, in the closing months of the war in Europe. One notable feature of this outstanding model jet is the option of two canopies that allow the modeler to display the cockpit open or closed.
Main Features: - New aircraft type! NEW - 1/72 Authentic Scale - High Quality Diecast Metal - Historically Accurate - Removable Weapons - Detailed Cockpits - Opening/Closed Canopy option (Two canopies included!) - Pre-assembled - Display In Flight or In Landing Mode - Approximate dimensions: 5.79"L x 6.83"W x 2.1"H
About the Me262: Germany's Me262 was the world's very first operational turbojet-powered aircraft, allowing it to outmaneuver and out-sprint Allied fighter escorts. It actually began development in April 1939, and the eventual result was a fighter that marked a significant leap forward in aircraft design. However, the two Jumo 004 jet engines on each fighter were also a weak point, as turbojets were still in their infancy. The average jet engine's operational lifespan on an Me262 was a mere 12 hours!