Heinkel He-115 Scandinavian Service
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch and resin parts.
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In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $98.00You pay: $69.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Special HobbyStock Number: SPH 48146Scale: 1/48View all products of type "He-115"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.
The German Heinkel He-115 floatplane won because of its performance the German Navy competition for a torpedo-carrying floatplane. It also set several records in its category in the pre-war times, and also because of this successes, foreign customers became interested in the plane. Sweden and Norway bought the Heinkel floatplanes before the war. While the Swedish machines were to have rather quiet service in colours of the neutral country, the Norwegian planes took part in the defense against German invaders in 1940. As a result, number of users increased of two states. Norwegian planes operated in two flights of three planes, the Nr.2 Flyavdeling and Nr.3 Flyavdeling. During the fighting, the Nr.2 Flyavdeling lost two of its He-115s (one was captured by the Germans, the other flew to Great Britain) and the last machine reinforced, together with two captured German Heinkels, the Nr. 3 Flyavdeling. After the surrender of Norway, one of the ex-German planes was used for spare parts and thanks to this fact, all but one of the remaining machines evacuated Norwegian airmen to Great Britain. The very last machine headed to Finland and was used there mainly to drop agents behind the front line, which also later became fatal to the machine.
The model contains eight sprues of grey plastic, including the corrected floats, one sprue of clear parts, large photo-etched set and detailed resin parts. Norwegian machines were equipped with Browning MGs and Swedish with their Swedish licence-built version, and you can find both of them amongst the PUR parts. These detailed MGs were designed using the 3D technology.