As the situation became more desperate for the German forces near the end of WWII, a call was made for a new inexpensive jet fighter that would be simple to produce and fly. In the amazingly short span of 3 months from drawing board to first flight of the prototype, Heinkel produced the small, sporty-looking He162. The lightweight fighter featured mainly wooden construction and was powered by a BMW003 turbojet, which made it the fastest jet fighter of WWII with its 838km/h top speed. Reaching combat units in late March 1945, the little fighter managed to record some combat successes despite the acute fuel and parts shortage.
High-quality assembly kit display model of the He162 A-2 "Salamander" jet fighter. 'Length: 205mm, Width: 149mm 'Top-mounted BMW003 turbojet engine with parts for opened and closed engine bay covers to allow full display of internal details. 'Special dolly included to display the engine separate from the aircraft. 'Canopy can be posed in the open or closed positions, and the ejector seat is removeable. 'Includes 1 pilot figure and 4 types of markings. ‹¬?Images below show prototype.‹¬?