Friday, November 14, 2014

Focke Wulf Ta 154 Moskito

Here are some images of Revell's 1/48 scale Focke Wulf Ta 154 "Moskito". Hailed by the propaganda ministry as Germany's Mosquito. The wooden Ta 154 had excellent performance and came very near to being a major combat type but it wasn't to be. The Tego film used to bond the wood together in earlier aircraft was satisfactory for use however after the RAF bombed the Tego film plant builders were forced to use a cold glue adhesive which proved to contain too much acid which of coarse ate away the wood, a problem that was never fully solved.


Motorsport Modeller said...

It was certainly a weird looking plane and flying something with the wood being eaten away would not have been a fun experience for the pilots.

Warren Zoell said...

Termites weren't the problem. The acid in the glue was however.