Me262 A-1a

Me 262 A-1a – Manufacturer: Revell  /  Scale: 1/72

Model by Clayton Ockerby

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A brief history

 262The Messerschmitt Me 262 was a WWII, German jet fighter, fast bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It was the world’s first mass-produced jet fighter and the first jet aircraft to see active combat. The first serial variant, the Me 262 A-1a, unofficially known as ‘Schwalbe’, arrived for flight testing in Lechfeld in July 1944.

The 262 was armed with four 30mm MK 108 cannon with 100 rounds per gun for the top pair and 80 rounds per gun for the bottom pair. The pilot was protected by a 90mm armored glass and 15mm armored plating on the sides and back.

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