Messerschmitt Me-262A Swallow 1/32 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built Messerschmitt Me-262A Swallow Desktop Model. This 1/32 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 15.5 inches and a length of 13 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe was the first turbojet fighter aircraft to enter operational service. It was produced during World War II and began its action in 1944 as a bomber and fighter aircraft. It was formally named Schwalbe because of the bird "Swallow", one of the fastest birds ever known. German pilots called it the "Turbo," while the Allies called it the "Stormbird". Even though the Messerschmitt Me 262 only had a minimal influence on the class of the warfare; its design had a powerful impact on postwar aircraft development.
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was often used as an ultimate super weapon; the Me 262 was already being built as project P.1065 before the beginning of World War II. Ideas were first planned in April 1939, and the aircraft's original design was too much alike to the plane that entered the service.
A total of 1400 Messerschmitt Me 262 aircraft were produced, but the amount of operating aircraft was normally below 100, mostly due to lack of fuel. The best scorer with the Me-262 was Franz Schall with 17 kills which included six four-engine bombers and ten P-51 fighters. Another candidate for top scorer on the aircraft was Heinrich Bar, who defeated 16 enemy aircraft while flying the Me 262.