Samstag, 4. Mai 2013

Messerschmitt Me 262 Mistel - REVELL 1/144

Mistel (German for "mistletoe"), also known as Beethoven-Gerät ("Beethoven Device") and Vati und Sohn ("Daddy and Son"), was a Luftwaffe composite aircraft introduced in the later stages of World War II.
Mistel was originally a bomber airframe, usually a Junkers Ju 88 variant, with the entire nose-located crew compartment replaced by a specially designed nose filled with a large load of explosives, with a fighter aircraft on top, joined to the bomber by struts. The combination would be flown to its target by a pilot in the fighter; then the unmanned bomber was released to hit its target and explode, leaving the fighter free to return to base. The first such composite aircraft flew in July 1943 and was promising enough to begin a programme by Luftwaffe test unit KG 200, code-named "Beethoven".

The Mistel 4 was an desparate attempt to amplify powers of existing weapons systems. This was impossible by the time due to the lack of computer systems to control the complicated technic

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There still exist no kit for this mistel-project in 1/144. Years ago I took 2 REVELL-kits of the Me 262 and converted it to this Mistel 4. The cockpit-areas and the trolly are scratch-built, also the Walter-Starthilfe ( Walter starter-rocket ).

I attach great importance to the statement that the symbols of the Nazi period ( Swastikas ) serve only a faithful reproduction of the models. A political attitude can and should not be derived from it. The generally applicable laws and regulations, which allow an exhibition of Nazi symbols, will therefore be satisfied.

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