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Me 262 German Jet Fighter
Trumpeter

The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe [German: "Swallow"] in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel [German: "Storm Bird"] in attack versions, was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster, and more heavily-armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II, the Me 262 was used in a variety of roles, including light bomber, reconnaissance, and even experimental night fighter versions.

Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied kills, although higher claims are sometimes made. The Allies countered its potential effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during take-off and landing. Engine reliability problems, from the pioneering nature of its Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines—the first ever placed in mass production—and attacks by Allied forces on fuel supplies during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war as a result of its late introduction and the consequently small numbers put in operational service.

While German use of the aircraft ended with the close of the Second World War, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight tested by the major powers, and ultimately influenced the designs of a number of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre and Boeing B-47 Stratojet.

Project summary

Subject:
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
9./KG(J) 54 Yellow 3 | World War 2 1945 | RLM76 RLM81 RLM82
Scale:1:32
Status:On hold
Timeline:Started on July 23, 2017

Project inventory

Full kits
1:32 Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Heavy Armament (Trumpeter 02260)
 
Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Heavy Armament
Trumpeter 1:32
02260
2007 | Changed parts
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Detail and Conversion sets
1:32 Me 262 A (Yahu Models YMA3211)
 
Me 262 A Trumpeter
Yahu Models 1:32
YMA3211
2016
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1:32 Me 262 wheels (Eduard 632031)
 
Me 262 wheels Trumpeter
Eduard 1:32
632031
2014
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1:32 Me 262A-1 Schwalbe Exterior (Eduard 32551)
 
Me 262A-1 Schwalbe Exterior Trumpeter
Eduard 1:32
32551
2005
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1:32 Me 262A-1 Schwalbe Interior (Eduard 32550)
 
Me 262A-1 Schwalbe Interior Trumpeter
Eduard 1:32
32550
2005
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Masks
1:32 Me 262A-1 Schwalbe (Eduard JX045)
 
Me 262A-1 Schwalbe Trumpeter
Eduard 1:32
JX045
2005
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Colors

I use following colors in this project.

Satin
Acrylic Lacquer
 
MRP-058 RLM 65 Hellblau
MR.Paint
30ml
 
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Satin
Acrylic Lacquer
 
MRP-071 RLM 82 Hellgrün
MR.Paint
30ml
 
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Satin
Acrylic Lacquer
 
MRP-070 RLM 81 Braunviolet
MR.Paint
30ml
 
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Matt
Enamel
 
240 RLM 02 Grau
Humbrol
14ml
 
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Matt
Acrylic
 
XF-63 German Grey
Tamiya Paints
10ml
 
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Metallic
Enamel
 
AK 488 Xtreme Metal MATTE ALUMINIUM
AK Interactive
30ml
 
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Photoalbums

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Updated: September 25, 2017

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Comments

Dave Morris Please visit the album for comments, updates & pictures for this project.
13. January 2017 at 22:51:03

 

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