Tamiya 1/48 Heinkel He219 A-7 Uhu #61057  [61057]

Tamiya 61057 - 1/48 Heinkel He219 A-7 Uhu



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Tamiya made 1/48 Heinkel He219 A-7 Uhu (61057) Propeller Aircrafts Military Series assembly kit
Powered by two Daimler-Benz DB603 engines, this aircraft with a long and slender rnfuselage displayed its combat-worthiness against allied bombers in nocturnal operations rnduring the final period of the conflict. Several versions were produced starting rnwith the He219A-0 in 1942, and among them, the He219A-7 was the final and the rnmost sophisticated version. It is equipped with larger, improved super charger rnintakes for its DB603G engines. Coupled with a FuG220 radar, two dorsal 30mm canons rndubbed "Schrage Musik" plus two each 20 or 30mm canons in the wing-roots rnand the ventral tray enhanced A-7&39;s capability as a high altitude night-fighter.rn

Although the total number of production was only 268 until the end of the war, rn the Heinkel He219 Uhu gained noteworthy results against allied airforces and rn was supposed to be the best among the Luftwaffe&39;s reciprocating engined night-fighters.


About Heinkel He219 A-7 UHU


Potentially one of the most effective night-fighters for the Luftwaffe, the rn Heinkel He219 "Uhu&39; (eagle owl) was doomed by political misjudgments and rn maltreatment. Started as a private venture study of the firm, the He219 incorporated rn a number of advanced features such as pressurized crew compartment, cockpit rn positioned at the extreme nose for excellent visibility, land gear of tricycle rn configuration, etc. The He219 was also the world&39;s first operational aircraft rn to be equipped with ejector seats.

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