Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Me 262B – 1 Gruppe, KG(J) 53, Luftwaffe, Giebelstadt, Germany, Late 1944
1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.75". Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
The Me 262B was the two-seat trainer version of the single-seat Me 262 jet fighter that entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1944. Development of a training version became urgent due to the high number of accidents suffered by operational Me 262 units, most of which were caused by problems arising from the new turbojet engines or as a result of undercarriage malfunctions. To help familiarize Me 262 pilots with the new jet aircraft, the cockpit area of the single seater was re-designed to accommodate an instructor in a tandem seating arrangement. This required the removal of an internal fuel tank so a provision was made for two 66 gallon auxiliary tanks to be carried beneath the forward area of the fuselage.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world's first operational jet fighter aircraft. It was produced in World War II for the Luftwaffe and saw action starting in 1944 as a multi-role fighter warplane
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Messerschmitt Me 262B features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14