Heinkel's proposal was chosen because it promised a mass producible jet that could be flown by relatively inexperienced pilots. Rushed from proposal stage to finished prototype in 3 months, the He162 was first deployed to a base near the Danish border, but with only 1 month left until the end of the war in Europe, came too late to demonstrate its combat potential.
About the Model
- 1/48 scale assembly He162 Salamander accurately reproduces plane?s unique form, including streamlined, rocket-like fuselage, down bent wing tips and twin vertical tail fins
- Twin spars connect wings to fuselage for precise and solid attachment
- Counterweight in front balances out heavy rear section
- Canopy may open and close. Ejector seat may be removed even after assembly
- Molded parts depicting cockpit and landing gears exhibit an amazing level of detail
- Includes accurately scaled-down replica of full size BMW003 engine. Both open and closed
- engine compartment pieces are included and may be switched freely even after assembly.
- Engine may be displayed separately from plane mounted on a dolly
- Includes 1 pilot figure and more than 3 sets of markings (planned)