Flashback 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Me 163 A
by Roland Sachsenhofer
Flashback's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 163 A is available online from Squadron
Three progressive concepts of contemporary state of the art aircraft design have been combined in this extraordinary plane: swept wing, tailless concept and, of course, rocket propulsion. Only Germany's deteriorating military situation could cause such an experimental layout being estimated as nearly combat ready.
The Messerschmitt Me 163 A was the link between the experimental glider DFS 194 and the combat version Me 163 B. Being a half baked and high risk aircraft to fly, the combat history of the “B” version shows a mix of excellent performance and irresponsible, deadly flying characteristics.
My model depicts the Me 163 A V-3, which was intensively flown as advanced trainer for future Me 163 B combat pilots in Peenemünde and Brandis between 1942 to 1944.
The Flashback 1/48 scale Me 163 A is a well equipped kit combining resin and photo etched parts with injected plastic. Parts breakdown seems simple but there is quite a lot of filling and sanding to do. That should be no wonder, because Flashbacks Me 163 A is a typical example of an early Czech short-run kit… lots of modeling fun- but definite no weekend-build!
If you are interested in the building process, please take a look at the JAM forum.
As ever, remarks will be appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2011 by Roland Sachsenhofer
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19 December, 2011
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