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German Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A Jet Fighter - Yellow 3, May 1945

Dragon German Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A Jet Fighter - 'Yellow 3', May 1945

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Dragon DRW50182 German Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A Jet Fighter - "Yellow 3", May 1945 (1:72 Scale) "It was as if an angel is pushing you..."
- Adolf Galland, discussing his first flight in the Me 262 jet fighter

The jet-powered Me 262 Sturmvogel ("Stormbird") has long since gained its place in the annals of international aeronautical history. With its sleek aerodynamic design and high performance jet engines, the Me 262 radically changed the way in which air combat was waged.

The first design work on the Me 262 began in October 1938, with the first test flight, piloted by Fritz Wendel, occuring on April 18th, 1942. Tests continued well into 1942, although by this time the Me 262 was outfitted with two highly-efficient BMW turbojet engines. When he saw the aircraft for the first time in early 1943, Hitler insisted that the plane be designed as a low-level bomber instead of a fighter, which undermined the sleek aerodynamic properties of the jet aircraft. After much in-fighting among the Luftwaffe's upper echelons, the plane was eventually converted back into a high level interceptor, with series production beginning in the spring of 1944. The first jet fighter unit, commanded by Major Walter Nowotny, was formed in the summer of 1944 and was composed of many of the Luftwaffe's leading aces.

By war's end, 1,433 Me 262s had been produced, far too few a number to have much of an impact on the Allies strategic bombing campaign. In the end, the Allies' superiority in numbers overcame the tremendous technical achievements ushered in by the Me 262 program.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Messerschmitt Me-262A-1A jet fighter known as "Yellow 3." Sold Out!

Wingspan: 6.75 inches
Length: 5.75 inches

Release Date: March 2006

  • 1:72 Authentic Scale
  • High Quality Diecast Metal
  • Historically Accurate
  • Removable Weapons
  • Detailed Cockpits
  • Opening/Closed Canopy option (Two canopies included!)
  • Pre-assembled
  • Display In Flight or In Landing Mode

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German Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A September 9, 2011
Reviewer: Marcio A. from SAO PAULO, Brazil  
Excellent quality

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