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Special Hobby 1/48 scale He 178V-2

Heinkel’s He 178 became the first jet-powered aircraft when it took to the air August 27, 1939. The second prototype with a different wing is replicated in Special Hobby’s kit.

By Mark Hembree
Published: July 12, 2010

Short-run kits provide unusual subjects that probably wouldn’t show up in mass production. They also have a reputation for being difficult to build. Special Hobby’s Heinkel He 178V-2 delivers on both counts, providing a historically significant subject but challenging your modeling skills.

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