Eagle Strike  48-065: Me-262 pt IV

Units: See review


$9.00 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

To go along with the new Tamiya Me-262-1a is this sheet of mostly JG-7 aircraft. The suggested kit is any one you can find and that includes the Dragon and Monogram versions. All of them are pretty accurate, it is just a case of varying ease of construction. All of them are listed as RLM 82/83 over RLM 76

First is from III./EJG 2 with a yellow fuselage band. THis has the 'tadpole' hard edged mottle on the fin/rudder and it seems as if it has the early rudder as well.

Next is a plane from stab./JG 7 with a high demarcation line on the fuselage colors

This is a captured 262A-1a that has now been restored in the Smithsonian. It has a red nose, areas of overpainting, natural metal intakes and an early rudder.

White 4 is a 9./JG 7 planes with what seems to be a replacement rudder of the early style.

Finally is yellow 17 from 3./JG 7 that seems to have a tail section in RLM 81/82, again with the earlier rudder (you can tell by the clear lens area in the lower portion of it).

If you like late war schemes and 262s, then this sheet would be a good one! You also get an additional strip sheet with insignias and swastikas. Enough data markings are provided for two planes.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get everything at 20-30% below retail.

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