Sunday, October 23, 2011

Focke-Wulf Raamjager

Antares Models makes a 1/48 scale kit of the Focke Wulf Raamjager; this "Luftwaffe 1946" type design was conceptually similar in a way to Heinkel's He 162 - a very simple and cheaply constructed high performance fighter that could be flown by minimally trained pilots. However, the Raamjager would have been far more austere. There would be no armament at all, as the aircraft itself would ram American bombers. The airframe was based on the Fi 103 "buzz bomb" but reinforced to survive (hopefully) aerial collisions, and powered by a Walther rocket. There would be no landing gear or skid.

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