German Me262A-1/U4 Bomber Interceptor w/Engine Details model kit 1/48
German Me262A-1/U4 Bomber Interceptor w/Engine Details model kit 1/48 German Me262A-1/U4 Bomber Interceptor w/Engine Details model kit 1/48
$22.25

Kit# 5567

 The Me262A-1/U4 was known as Pulkzersto"rer (“formation or pack destroyer”), a bomber interceptor armed with a powerful 50mm cannon. This weapon was supposed to allow the interceptor to attack bomber aircraft and formations at long ranges so that it wouldn’t be threatened by bombers’ own armaments. This Rheinmetall-Borsig Mk.214 cannon fired shells that weighed 1.5kg, and the heavy 2400kg recoil was cushioned by a hydraulic damper. The gun occupied the entire front section of the aircraft’s nose, and even then it still protruded from the nose. Because of this, the nose wheel had to be redesigned so that it rotated 90^(o) when retracted. A single 50mm round was estimated to be sufficient to down an Allied bomber, but this was never proven since the Me262A-1/U4 never entered combat. Two prototypes were constructed and flown from Lager-Lechfeld in mid-April 1945.

Features:
Bonus detailed engine

Brand new Cartograf decals

Detailed Mk.214 cannon