Sunday, June 6, 2010
Heinkel HE 219 "Owl"
Here are some images of Tamiya's Heinkel HE 219 "Uhu" night fighter. From Wikipedia. " A relatively sophisticated aircraft, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including an advanced intercept radar. It was also the first operational military aircraft in the world to be equipped with ejection seats, and the first German aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Had the Uhu been available in quantity, it might have had a significant effect upon the strategic bomber offensive of the RAF, but only 268 were built before the end of the War and they saw only limited service". This model kit is what you would expect from Tamiya and that is to say excellent. Plus it lends itself well to after market parts.