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1/48 He162D "Volksjäger" WWII Jet Fighter
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ITEM NO: DRA 5552
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195855527
SCALE: 1:48
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/19/2007
ARRIVED ON: 4/26/2007
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Re-Issue in December 2016

Barcode: 0 89195 85552 7
Packaging: 24 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 7.5"x14.2"x2.4"
Category: WWII German rocket aircraft

1/48 He162D "Volksjäger" WWII Jet Fighter

The rare subject of this kit is the He-162D, a variant that had forward-swept wings, and a butterfly tail configuration. The forward-swept wings are newly tooled, while other components are updated, many with photo-etched parts.

Main Features:
- Newly tooled wings swept forward at 25° like the real aircraft
- Fully detailed He162 engines
- Photo-etched parts for cowling cover hinges enable the cover to be movable
- Tail of He162D is authentically recreated
- Photo-etched parts
- Cartograf decals offer accurate markings

About this title:
Hitler’s Third Reich produced some truly innovative weapons. One requirement issued in 1944 was for a jet fighter that was simple and cheap, and would be known as the “Volksjaeger” (People’s Fighter). The resulting jet-powered He-162A Volksjaeger was capable of achieving 905km/h, but it only had an endurance of half an hour! The He-162, with the jet mounted in a unique position above the fuselage, began seeing combat in April 1945 in the last days of WWII in Europe.