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Academy - ACYS1673 ACY12470 12470 603550016738 0603550016738
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Academy 1/72 Me-163B Komet
 
Academy 1/72 Me-163B Komet
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Parts Saver Eligible:Yes

 
Stock Number
LXST05
Stock Status
Discontinued
   
 

Tech Notes
 
NOTES FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
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

REQUIREMENTS

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

SPECIFICATIONS

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.
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– If you need more information, use these Academy resources –
Email: mrcsupport@modelrectifier.com
Web Site: http://www.modelrectifier.com/all-brands/academy.asp
Phone: 732-225-2100
  Postal Address:
Academy
C/O MODEL RECTIFIER CORPORATION
80 NEWFIELD AVENUE
EDISON, NJ 08837

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