About the Messerschmitt Me-262 Swallow:
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than the Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. The Me 262’s roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied kills, although higher claims are sometimes made.
The Allies countered its potential effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during takeoff and landing. While German use of the aircraft ended with their surrender in May 1945, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight tested by the major powers, ultimately influencing the designs of several post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre and Boeing B-47 Stratojet. A number of aircraft have survived on display in museums and enthusiasts maintain privately-built flying reproductions that use the modern J-85 jet engine.
Figure artwork includes:
- “Channel” Jacket & Trousers
- Electrically Heated Flying Boots
- Yellow Luftwaffe Armband
- Walther PPK/Mauser HSC Holster
- B-Uhr Watch
- Number built: 1,430
- Crew: 1
- Loaded weight: 14,272 lb
- Max takeoff weight: 15,720 lb
- Powerplant: 2x Junkers Jumo 004 B-1 Turbojets, 8.8 kN (1,980 lbf) each
- Max speed: 559 mph
- Range: 652 mi
- Guns: 4x 30mm MK 108 cannon (A-2a: two cannon)
- Rockets: 24 x 55mm R4M rockets
- Bombs: 2x 550 lb bombs or 2x 1,100 bombs (A-2a variant)
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The Messerschmitt Me-262 Swallow comes with the following features:
- Features retractable landing gear and moving flaps
- Display stand included
- Custom-printed WWII German Luftwaffe Pilot
- Includes custom printing for Balkenkreuz fuselage and machine gun ports
- Designed by Cody Osell
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
- Includes 662 genuine new-condition LEGO® bricks and BrickArms® elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.