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Heinkel He 162 (COMPLETED)
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The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter" ), the name of a project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksjäger was the Reich Air Ministry's official name for the government design program competition won by the He 162 design. Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz "Sparrow", which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel.
This album is attached to project He 162 A-2 Salamander.
5+ Heinkel He 162 A-2 Salamander Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
3./JG 1 W.Nr.120074/Yellow 11 (ObLt. Karl-Emil Demuth)
| World War 2 - Leck May 1945
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11. June 2017 at 16:27:53 Share
Here begins another build, I do like a busy bench!
11. June 2017 at 16:35:57
12. June 2017 at 09:55:34
The cockpit is all built up and so the fuselage can be closed. The engine is built & painted, it now needs all the detail work to be done.
15. June 2017 at 15:58:28
15. June 2017 at 21:06:11
Fuselage buttoned up, wings on and in primer with pre-shading.
20. June 2017 at 14:33:29
Now she's painted & decaled. Just the bits n bobs and engine to fit.
29. June 2017 at 15:28:47
Paintjob looks very good Dave. Eager to see the end result
29. June 2017 at 17:12:13
29. June 2017 at 20:08:42
Wow Dave, that looks sweet
3. July 2017 at 18:41:21
Thanks for all the positive comments guys
This is a great kit from Revell, no issues and fun to build. A lot of the PE was not required as it either would not be seen or it was no better than the kit parts! Also there was an issue with the SAC white metal front gear leg as it was the wrong length so I used the kit part, not that you can tell!!! The PE for the engine was worth it though, IMO. No broken canopy Bart
4. July 2017 at 13:03:03
Add comment » gorbygould
Nice job Noob. I don't know why I haven't got around to getting a 1/48 162 yet? I must rectify that.
4. July 2017 at 21:04:53
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