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  German Arado Ar 234C 'Blitz' Medium Bomber - Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)
German Arado Ar 234C Blitz Medium Bomber - Germany, 1945

IXO Models German Arado Ar 234C 'Blitz' Medium Bomber - Germany, 1945




 
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IXO Models IXJ200804 German Arado Ar 234C 'Blitz' Medium Bomber - Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale) "Guns before butter. Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
- Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, Head of the German Luftwaffe

The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning) was the world's first operational jet powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II. In the field it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept.

In the autumn of 1940 the RLM offered a tender for a jet-powered high-speed reconnaissance aircraft with a range of 2,156 km (1,340 miles). Arado was the only company to respond, offering their E.370 project, led by Professor Walter Blume. This was a high-winged conventional-looking design with a Junkers Jumo 004 engine under each wing. The projected weight for the aircraft was approximately 8,000 kg (17,600 lb). In order to reduce the weight of the aircraft and maximize the internal fuel Arado deleted the typical integrated landing gear and the aircraft was to take off from a wheeled trolley and land on retractable skids. Arado estimated a maximum speed of 780 km/h at 6,000 m (485 mph at 19,700 ft), an operating altitude of 11,000 m (36,100 ft) and a range of 1,995 km (1,240 miles).

The range was short of the RLM request, but they liked the design and ordered two prototypes as the Ar 234. These were largely complete before the end of 1941, but the Jumo 004 engines were not ready, and would not be ready until February 1943. When they did arrive they were only cleared for static and taxi tests, considered unreliable by Junkers to be used for in-flight use. Flight-qualified engines were finally delivered that spring, and the Ar 234 V1 made its first flight on June 15th, 1943. By September four prototypes were flying. Of what ended up being eight prototype aircraft to be fitted with the original arrangement of trolley-and-skid landing gear, the sixth and eighth prototypes were powered with a quartet of BMW 003 jet engines each, the sixth having its engines housed in individual nacelles, and the eighth flown with them paired in a single nacelle on either wing; the remainder were all Jumo 004 powered, with the V7 prototype destined to make history on August 2nd, 1944 as the first jet aircraft ever to fly a reconnaissance mission.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Arado Ar 234C 'Blitz' medium bomber. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 6.75 inches
Wingspan: 7.75 inches

Release Date: April 2009

Historical Account: "Lightning Strike" - The Ar 234C was equipped with four BMW 003A engines, mounted in a pair of twinned nacelles based on those from the eighth Ar 234 prototype, to free up Junkers Jumo 004s for use by the Me 262. The utilization of four engines improved overall thrust, especially in take-off and climb-to-altitude performance. Airspeed was found to be about 20% faster than the B series and range was increased. Although Hauptmann Diether Lukesch was preparing to form an operational test squadron, the Ar 234C was not developed in time to participate in actual combat operations.

There were two primary versions of the C, the C-1, a four-engined version of the B-1, and the C-2, a four-engined version of the B-2. At least seven other versions of the C were designed, or were in the planning stages before the war ended, including bombers, armed reconnaissance, night-fighters and a heavy bomber.

Fourteen prototypes of the Ar 234C, which included the C-1 and C-2 models, were completed before the end of the war.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Landing gear displayed in lowered position
  • Comes with display stand
  • Accurate markings and insignia

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
German Arado Ar 234c August 8, 2012
Reviewer: Ronald Kingery from Torrance, CA United States  
Good Transaction.

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Ar234C lack of tail marking July 21, 2012
Reviewer: Thaddeus Adamaszek from Reynoldsburg, OH United States  
Nice model but now I have to find a matching swastika decal for the tail and spend time putting it on the model.

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ar234C blitz medium bomber May 2, 2012
Reviewer: patrick souza from lakewood, WA United States  
excellent

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IXO Ar 234C April 11, 2012
Reviewer: David Ilse from Fort Wayne, IN United States  
Thank you for an easy, pleasant transaction. Excellent Seller.

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IXO 1/72 ARADO 234 BLITZ July 5, 2011
Reviewer: Josef Hyatt from Dallas, TX United States  
Nicely done. As far as I know, no other company has produced this aircraft in diecast.  I am disappointed that the markings are absent from the tail. I will probably have to go and get the tail markings and apply them myself. The canopy could be more clear, but a little bit of future floor acryllic, and it should be fine.

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