WOW339 - Blohm & Voss P.211 Luft ’46 Release
The Blohm and Voss P.211 was a descendant of the P.210 aircraft but designed in a more simplified format due to the scarcity of raw materials needed for war production and particularly for jet fighters towards the end of the war.
It was amongst a number of companies competing for the Volksjager project, others being Messerschmitt, Junkers and Arado.
The main criteria for the project was that the aircraft could reach a maximum speed of 750 kph and maintain aerial combat for at least 30 minutes.
The P.211 was equipped with an air intake passing under the cockpit and proceeding to the rear where the single engine was located. The pilot sat in a pressurized cockpit with a bubble canopy which provided excellent vision. The primary armament of the aircraft consisted of two 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannons arranged around the air intake.
It was also possible to carry a bomb load of 500 kg (1,100 lb), consisting of one SD or more SC 500 half-tonne bombs, one Bombentorpedo BT 200 bomb, five SD-series fragmentation bombs, SC-series general-purpose bombs, or a Rb 20/30 reconnaissance camera. Another advanced design idea allowed for more radical armament packages such as the Ruhrstahl X-4 wire-guided missile system.
This model is in the markings of an aircraft flown by Erich Rudorffer, the 7th most successful aerial Ace of all time with 222 kills to his name. Rudorffer served on the Western, Mediterranean and Eastern fronts before finally being transferred back to the Western front to fly Me 262’s. He survived the war and only recently died in 2016.
We have 3 of these 1/30 scale models available priced at $499 plus shipping. This model is supplied with a free sample of FJ043 Luftwaffe German General, all other figures and accessories shown are for scale reference purposes only.
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