1:144 Scale Diecast Metal - Heinkel He 177 Greif (He-177, He177 Griffin) German Bomber - Length: 6" Wingspan: 8.5”
This He-177 model has some very small and fragile parts for the landing gear that needs to be assembled/put in place. A small amount of glue might be needed to secure the pieces. One could chose to not assembled the landing gear and model the plane in the inflight position, but be advised that there are no wheel well covers.
There are several gun position on the plane, these do not move. The propellers are glued in place, they do not turn.
A plastic display stand is included with the model.
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 packaging of these models is very nice, it comes in a rectangular styrofoam pack.
The pack in turn, goes inside a full color cardboard sleeve.
The pack measures 10 inches by 9.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was a large, long-range heavy bomber flown by the Luftwaffe during World War II. The He 177 was the only operational long-range heavy bomber available to the Luftwaffe during the war years that had a payload/range capability similar to the four-engined heavy bombers flown by the USAAF and RAF in the European theatre; it had higher cruising and maximum speeds.