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Academy 1/72 Me-163B Komet
Academy 1/72 Me-163B Komet
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    This is a 1/72 Plastic Me-163B/S Komet Model Kit from Academy Plastics.
                           It's for ages 10 and up.

Designed from the research of Dr Alexander Lippisch, the Messerschmitt 163 Komet was designed as a way to stop the flood of allied bombers that were pouring into Germany toward the end of WWII. The Komet would reach an incredible speed of 596mph and climb at an outstanding 11,800 feet per minute. The craft was used to fly above Allied bomber groups and rain fire down on them from above and then, having used all of their fuel, they would glide back to base.

FEATURES: Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey. The surface of the plane is decorated with fully engraved panel lines and rivet detail. Highly detailed cockpit interior includes a seat and multiple controls. Includes a detailed towing tractor for ground display purposes. Detailed takeoff and landing skid is authentically modeled after the real one. Modelers have the option of building either the Me-163B or the Me-163S. Clear plastic canopy allows close inspection of cockpit. Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly.

MARKING OPTIONS: One Decal Sheet with Markings for Three Aircraft: 1: Me-163B-1a, 1/JG 400 2: Me-163B-1a, 2/JG 400 3: Me-163S, JG/400 Airframe Colors: 1: Dark Green, Brown Violet, Dark Yellow 2: Dark Green, Brown Violet, Dark Yellow 3: Dark Green, Brown Violet, Dark Yellow Detail Colors: White, Black, Flat Black, Red, Light Blue

INCLUDES: One 1/72 Plastic Me-163B/S Komet Model Kit

REQUIRES: Assembly Cement Paint (see MARKING OPTIONS) Brushes Sprue Cutter Modeling Knife File or Emery Board Scissors Tweezers Water for Decals Glue Tips or Toothpicks Cloth Adult Supervision

SPECS: Scale: 1/72 Length: 2-3/4" (68mm) (approximately) Width: 5-1/4" (132mm) (approximately) Height: 1-1/4" (31mm) (approximately)

COMMENTS: Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children. Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives. Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilated area. jtt 8/9/00 ir/jl

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