WWII German V1 Flying Bomb (Doodle Bug) model kit 1/18

Kit# 8803


The Fieseler Fi 103, better known as the V-1 "Buzz Bomb", (German: Vergeltungswaffe 1, retaliation weapon), also colloquially known in Britain as the "Doodlebug", was an early pulse-jet-powered example of what would later be called a cruise missile. The V-1 was developed at Peenemunde Airfield by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The first of the so-called Vergeltungswaffen series designed for terror bombing of London, the V-1 was fired from "ski" launch sites along the French (Pas-de-Calais) and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landing in Europe. At its peak, over a hundred V-1s a day were fired at southeast England, 9,521 in total, decreasing in number as sites were overrun until October 1944, when the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by Allied forces. This caused the remaining V-1s to be re-targeted on the port of Antwerp and other targets in Belgium, with 2,448 V-1s being launched. The attacks stopped when the last site was overrun on 29 March 1945.

Kit fuselage measures 16 inches

The moldings are quite well done 

12 Parts

Accurate in shape, even down to having blunt trailing edges on the wings, just like on the real thing.

Includes decal sheet and painting instructions