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and is no longer available.List price: $14.50You pay: $9.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Academy ModelsStock Number: ACD 12470Scale: 1/72View all products of type "Me-163 Komet"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Designed for the sole objective of attacking allied bomber formation, the semi-delta wing Me163B was powered by a 3,748lb. thrust Walter rocket motor which allowed it to reach a level speed of 596mph with sufficient fuel for 8 to 10 minutes of powered flight. After take-off the Komet would jettison the trolley style main wheels and use its amazing 11,800 feet per minute climb rate to rapidly climb above the allied bomber formations. From here the pilot could execute one or two extremely high speed attacks where he would have approximately 3 seconds to aim and discharge his weapons.
Armament consisted of two 30mm MK108 cannon, 24 underwing rockets or four vertically discharged rockets fired by a photoelectric cell as the Komet flew into the shadow beneath an enemy bomber.
- Fully detailed panel lines..
- Highly detailed cockpit interior.
- Option of types for Me-163B or Me-163S.
- Includes towing tractor.