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German V-1 Flying Buzz Bomb and Launching Ramp - Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 155 (W), Western Front, 1945 (1:72 Scale)
German V-1 Flying Buzz Bomb and Launching Ramp - Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 155 (W), Western Front, 1945

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Modelcollect AS72105 German V-1 Flying Buzz Bomb and Launching Ramp - Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 155 (W), Western Front, 1945 (1:72 Scale) "Everlasting peace will come to the world when the last man has slain the last but one."
- German Chancellor Adolf Hitler

Known alternatively as the FZG 76 (Flakzielgerat: anti-aircraft aiming device 76) or Vergeltungswaffe Eins (Reprisal Weapon 1), or more simply as the V-1, the Fi 103 flying bomb had an airframe designed by Dipl-Ing Robert Liisser of Fieseler, and a Siemens guidance system. It could be launched from a 50m (152ft) inclined ramp by a Walter steamdriven catapult, or air-dropped from a carrier aircraft (usually an He Ill). The weapons were launched against Britain beginning on June 13th 1944, as well as targets in continental Europe. More than 30,000 were manufactured by Henschel, Mittelwerke and Volkswagen factories. An Askania gyroscope fed signals to the elevators and rudder to control attitude and direction, and the terminal dive was initiated when a preset distance had been flown.

This 1:72 scale diorama includes the German V-1 flying 'Buzz Bomb' and its launching ramp. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length of Ramp: 12-inches

V-1 Dimensions:
Length: 4-inches
Wingspan: 3-inches

Release Date: July 2018

Historical Account: "Disguised for Battle" - The codename "Flakzielgerat 76" ("Flak aiming apparatus") helped to hide the nature of the device, and some time passed before references to FZG 76 were linked to the V-83 pilotless aircraft (an experimental V-1) that had crashed on Bornholm in the Baltic and to reports from agents of a flying bomb capable of being used against London. Importantly, the Polish Home Army intelligence contributed information on V-1 construction and a place of development (Peenemunde). Initially, British experts were skeptical of the V-1 because they had considered only solid fuel rockets, which could not attain the stated range of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb): 130 miles (210 kilometres). However, they later considered other types of engine, and by the time German scientists had achieved the needed accuracy to deploy the V-1 as a weapon, British intelligence had a very accurate assessment of it.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Comes with V-1 buzz bomb and launching ramp
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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