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He 162A-2 Volksjager

2/JG 1 at Leck, May 1945

The Heinkel HE-162A, known variously as the “Spatz” (Sparrow), “Salamander”, and “Volksjager” (People’s Fighter), was a last-ditch effort to produce a simple, high performance air superiority fighter for the German Air force in WWII. The major components were made of wood and other non-strategic materials. The major variant was the He-162A-2 which was armed with two 30 mm MK 108 cannons. Only 116 HE-162A’s were produced by the end of the war and about 800 incomplete air frames were captured by advancing Allied forces in various stages of assembly. Just after Germany surrendered, a large group of HE-162A’s was discovered by British troops lined up at Leck airfield. Many were shipped back to England, France, and the United States, and some were flight tested. At least one was found by the Russians at Vienna, and this was taken to the Soviet Union for flight tests. While not officially cleared for combat, it is believed several kills were scored by aircraft on "training" missions being

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3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
2./JG 1 W.Nr.120077/1 Nervenklau (Gerhard Hanf) | Leck May 1945 | RLM76 RLM81 RLM82 RLM83
 

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8. July 2016, 01:20
Vegard Øksenholt
Nice and clean. I like it
8. July 2016, 09:10
Soeren .
Nice build!
8. July 2016, 10:24
Dave Flitton
Excellent work!
8. July 2016, 14:04
Cristian Bordina
I agree with others mates :)
8. July 2016, 14:29
Miro Herold
WOW, the open engine ist great!!! ;)
8. July 2016, 15:39
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8. July 2016, 20:20
8. July 2016, 23:35
Mark
Superb build!
23. August 2019, 20:36

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