This model is TAIL HEAVY. If you rest it on is landing gear, the nose will tip upwards as shown in the photo.
1:100 Scale Diecast Metal - Arado AR-234 Blitz Bomber German Luftwaffe - Length: 5.25" Wingspan: 6”
This Ar-234 model has an optional landing gear where the pieces can be inserted to show the extended landing gear or omitted to give the appearance of the retracted position. However, if the landing gear is omitted, it does not exactly represent the inflight configuration as the wheel wells will be visibly empty. A display stand with information about the particular model is included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The pack measures 9 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches.
The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (English: lightning) was the world's first operational jet-powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II.
Produced in limited numbers, it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over Britain during the war, in April 1945.