2 in stock
2 in stock
Oxford Aviation 1/72 Scale AC076: Heinkel He162 Air Min 61 (Captured Eagle) W.Nr.120072 RAF 1945
Length 5 inches Wingspan 4 inches
Perfect accompaniment to the Corgi range of 1/72 WW2 fighters. Has to be seen to be appreciated. To be displayed in flight only, complete with stand. This is the only known diecast model of the He-162 (it is the same casting as the Altaya model but without the undercarriage) and an essential part of any collection.
The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German: “People’s Fighter”) was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksjäger was the Reich Air Ministry’s official name for the government design program competition that the He 162 design won. Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz (“Sparrow”), which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel.