Messerschmitt ME 262A Schwalbe - COBI 5543 - 315 brick fighter aircraft

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 Model Spec

DISCONTINUED BY COBI - THIS IS A RARE & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SET.

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Will be well packaged, but if Cobi box is damaged by courier, we can not replace the box as this model is no longer in production.

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  • 315 blocks
  • 1 figure: Luftwaffe pilot
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Block stand with printed name of the plane
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks
  • Model dimensions (length x width x height):275mm x 340mm x 105mm

 

History.

The world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft (using Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines).

Although design work started on the ME 262 Schwalbe ('Swallow') in the 1930s, various problems kept it from operational use until mid-1944. But when it finally arrived it was a highly advanced and effective airborne weapon, faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter (including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor).

It has to be said that the Me 262's impact, due to late introduction and the small number of units produced, was not great. Germany's enemies countered its effectiveness by damaging it on the ground and during takeoff and landing and, because of its novelty, engine reliablity was a problem as was lack of fuel towards the end of the war.

After World War II, captured aircraft were studied and flown by the victors and came to influence such post-war aircraft designs as the North American F-86 Sabre and Boeing B-47 Stratojet. A small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951.


read more about the ME 262A Schwalbe on Wikipedia

Reviews.

"An exceptionally well-made model which is a good representation of the actual aircraft." ~ Tim

"An easy to build set, really stylish looking aircraft with the wings swept back, well worth adding to your collection, as its great fun to build and looks cool." ~ David S.

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