Tamiya 1/48 German Heinkel HE162 A2 Salamander Model Kit

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Tamiya 1/48 German Heinkel HE162 A2 Salamander Model Kit
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This is a Tamiya 1/48 German Heinkel HE162 A2 Salamander Model Kit. 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.
  • 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.?
Length: 205mm 
Width: 149mm 

This product was added to our catalog on March 17, 2020

Paul Simonson
Monday, Apr 10 2023 (about a year ago)
Tamiya 1/48 German Heinkel HE162 A2 Salamander Model Kit
Not one of Tamiyas best but a decent kit. There are a few fit issues but I was able to get past them OK. It is such an unusual aircraft, it looks cool on the shelf.