Henschel Hs 126 Reconnaissance - Observation Spain 1938 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Oxford

$ 29.99

 

1:72 Scale  Diecast Metal - Henschel Hs-126 Reconnaissance - Observation – Length: 6"  Wingspan: 8”

 

The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot/crew figures included. 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 maker of this model, Oxford, 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 box measures at 9.5 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.75 inches.

 

The Henschel Hs 126 was a German two-seat reconnaissance and observation aircraft of World War II that was derived from the Henschel Hs 122. The pilot was seated in a protected cockpit under the parasol wing and the gunner in an open rear cockpit. The prototype aircraft frame was that of a Hs 122A fitted with a Junkers engine. The Hs 126 was well received for its good short takeoff and low-speed characteristics which were needed at the time. It was put into service for a few years, but was soon superseded by the general-purpose, STOL Fieseler Fi 156 Storch and the medium-range Focke-Wulf Fw 189 "flying eye".