Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a complete guide to modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262 - the greatest jet fighter of World War II. Developed from a 1938 design, the Me 262 'Schwalbe' (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First flown as a pure jet in 1942, it proved much faster than conventional aircraft. Develpment problems, Allied bombings and cautions Luftwaffe leadership created delays that halted its production until late 1943. The Me 262 became the first jet aircraft used in combat when it attacked a British photo-reconnaissance Mosquito in July 1944 over Munich. A thorough list of every available kit and aftermarket product is included.
This book covers the range of kits and aftermarket products available to Me 262 modellers.
Developed from a 1938 design by Messerschmitt the Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First seeing combat in July 1944, it proved to be particularly effective against the large Allied bomber formations that were operating over Germany late in the war and more than 1,400 were produced, though less than 300 saw combat. This book showcases six different builds of the Me 262 across the scales from 1/72 to 1/32, across a range of skill levels. It also includes a comprehensive list of all the available kits and aftermarket products.
About the Author
Robert Oehler is the former Marketing Manager at Tamiya America, Inc., and was regularly involved in the research that served as the basis for Tamiya military models (including the Tamiya Me-262 kits). He has regularly contributed product reviews, demonstration articles and historical interest features to magazines throughout the world. He is currently the USA Consulting Editor for Tamiya Model Magazine International as well as the Osprey Modeling series. This is his second title for Osprey publishing. He lives in California, USA. Brett Green is the editor of HyperScale (www.HyperScale.com), an online model magazine established in 1998, and a highly respected aviation modeller. For Osprey Publishing he has written 'Modelling 2: Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110' and has co-written 'World War 2 US Army Fighter Modeling' in the Masterclass series. Brett lives in Sydney, Australia.