|PRICE:||1000 yen SRP|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
ThMost modelers know of the Me-262. It was an aircraft that was revolutionary in a field where evolution was more the norm. It was the first operational turbojet, the first to use an axial flow turbojet, the first to use air to air rockets, and the first to be used successfully in combat. It took a skilled pilot to get the most out of it and many found its increased speed to be quite a challenge when it came to using it in combat.
The aircraft also had several weaknesses such as a weak nose gear, an engine that was good only for a few limited flight hours (generally fewer than 10), and a requirement for a long landing and take off run, making it vulnerable during those flight phases. Many were lost in accidents, far more than in combat. As usual with the Luftwaffe's late war aircraft, it was a case of too little too late. However, the type shaped jet fighter development for decades to come.
This is not a great Me-262, but it does provide a shape for those willing to add a bit of effort into accurizing the model.
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