WOW229 Me 262 A2/U2

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WOW229: The Me 262 was the worlds first operational jet powered fighter aircraft to see active service. Design work began before WW2 but problems with the engines and political interference kept the aircraft out of operational status until 1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than its British counterpart the Gloster Meteor and was one of the most advanced designs of its time. The Me 262’s roles also included light bomber, reconnaissance and night fighter variants. The Allied most effective response to the Me 262 was to attack it whilst it was landing or taking off. By the end of the war with limited fuel and resources available to the Luftwaffe, the Me 262 was a case of too little too late to change the inevitable outcome for the 3rd Reich.

Our newest 1/30 scale Me 262 is the Me 262 A- 2A/U2, an experimental 2 man bomber version, where the bombardier lay down in the glazed nose section of the aircraft and aimed the bomb load from this position. Two aircraft were converted and saw some use but the war ended before the type could enter mainstream production. Due to the clear glass nose canopy this was a difficult aircraft to make and the price therefore reflects this. I believe Thomas Gunn are the only manufacturer to offer this model in this scale, it is therefore a very rare model.

Model also comes with free sample of German Luftwaffe figure SS061 The Last Supper, subject to availability.