HobbyBoss 1/48 scale Messerchmitt Me 262A-1a/U4
Parts are cleanly molded and nearly free of mold lines and flash, the engraved panel lines are consistent, and the detail is good.
December 3, 2010
|To combat the hordes of Allied bombers over Germany late in World War II, at least two Me 262A-1a airframes (Wnr 11899 and Wnr 170083) were test-fitted with 50mm Mauser Mk.214A-V3 cannons. To do this, the entire nose had to be redesigned with a pronounced hump to cover the gun and nose gear that swiveled 90 degrees to retract. The resulting aircraft was designated Me 262A-1a/U4 “Bomber Destroyer,” intended to act as pulkzerstörer (formation, or pack, destroyer).|
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