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1/48 Heinkel He 178 V1 - Hobby Sense

1/48 Heinkel He 178 V1

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Special Hobby 48175 1/48 scale Heinkel He 178 V1. The Heinkel He 178V-1 is arguably one of the world´s pioneering aircraft designs. It became the very first aircraft to be powered solely using a jet engine. The engine designed by Hans von Ohain enabled the diminutive wood-winged aircraft with the metal fuselage to reach a speed of up to 650km/h. On August 24, 1939, the taxiing trials of the aircraft were commenced and only three days later, an HeS-3b engine equipped prototype took off for the very first time from Marienehe airfield. In total, the He 178V1 made twelve flights, always with Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz at the controls, thus making him the first jet pilot in aviation history. The model of this important aircraft had been in our Condor range of products for a long time, kind of a perennial star. However, it eventually became sold out, so we have decided to make it available again and prepared a re-release of this successful product in a new type box under our current company name Special Hobby. The original plastic parts and PE-fret are accompanied by a new and up-graded full-colour instruction booklet. This kit includes parts for the assembly of one plastic model kit. The set requires both glue and paint in order to be completed. Paints and glue are not included. For modelers aged 14 and older


  • Brand: Special Hobby
  • Category: Jets
  • description_tag: Special Hobby 48175 1/48 scale Heinkel He 178 V1
  • Manufacturer: Heinkel
  • Military Conflict: World War II
  • Related Country: Germany
  • Scale: 1/48
  • SKU: SH 48175
  • Type: Military

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