Messerschmitt Me-262 (Me-262A) Swallow "Adolf Galland" - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas

$ 29.99

1:72 Scale  Metal Diecast - Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe / Sturmvogel  (Swallow / Storm bird) – Length: 6"  Wingspan: 6.75”

 

This Me-262 model is a single seat plane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot/crew figures included. The landing gear is optional, the pieces for the landing gear will need a little glue to be kept in place. The landing gear can be made to look in the retracted position (in flight) with the optional wheel well covers. There are optional fuel tanks and/or rocket pods that can be attached to the front of the fuselage . 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 did a good job, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).

 

This model comes in a box that measures 6.25 inches by 6.25 inches by 2 inches.

 

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe / Sturmvogel (English: "Swallow"/ "Storm Bird") of Nazi Germany was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.[5] Design work started beforeWorld War II began, but engine problems and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. Heavily armed, it was faster than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II, the Me 262 was used in a variety of roles, including light bomber,reconnaissance, and even experimental night fighter versions.