Special Hobby 1/48 He178 V2 First Jet Aircraft of the World Kit OS

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Special Hobby 1/48 He178 V2 First Jet Aircraft of the World Kit OS
The Heinkel He 178 is one of the most important aircraft in aviation history, because on 27th August 1939 it made the world's first flight using using a turbojet engine. Despite similar developments abroad, the full significance of Germany's lead in this field is evidenced by the fact that the He 178's nearest direct rival, the Gloster E.28/39 "Pioneer" didn't fly until almost two years later.

The record-setting He 178V-1 featured a short span elliptical wing and flew with the undercarriage locked down. The 'V-2 was redesigned with a longer span straight tapered wing, a fully retractable landing gear and the more powerful HeS 6 engine, promising greater speed and increased manoeuvrability. Sadly, the prototype never had the chance to prove its potential as it never flew under power and ended it's days as an exhibit in the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin where it was destroyed in air raid in 1943.
  • Recessed panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Resin wheel well inserts
  • 1-piece injection-molded canopy
  • Film instruments and photo-etch parts (instrument panel, throttle quadrant, rudder pedals, seatbelts, floor plate, landing gear cross members, and vertical stabilizer fence)
  • Decals and painting guide for single prototype, Heinkel factory airfield, late 1939.

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