Heinkel He 219 (He-219) Uhu German Night Fighter 1/72 Scale Diecast Model by Motor City Classics

$ 44.99

1:72 Scale Diecast Metal - Heinkel He-219 Uhu Eagle-Owl  – Length: 8.55"  Wingspan: 10.25”

The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot figure included. Some minor (but which will require patience and attention) assembly is required for the landing gear pieces. No glue is required, but some glue will be useful to secure the pieces. The pieces for the wheel well covers are included but these are in the open position only. 

A Display stand 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 box measures at 11 inches by 11 inches by 3 inches. 

The Heinkel He 219 Uhu ("Eagle-Owl") was a night fighter that served with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. A relatively sophisticated design, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including Lichtenstein SN-2 advanced VHF-band intercept radar, also used on the Ju 88G and Bf 110G night fighters. It was also the first operational military aircraft to be equipped with ejection seats and the first operational German World War II-era aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Had the Uhu been available in quantity, it might have had a significant effect on the strategic night bombing offensive of the Royal Air Force; however, only 294 of all models were built by the end of the war and these saw only limited service. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow was the leading night fighter ace on the He 219. Modrow was credited with 33 from 34 night air victories on the type.