MiniArt Aircraft 1/35 Focke Wulf Triebflugel Interceptor (New Tool) Kit

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The Focke-Wulf Triebflügel, or Triebflügeljäger, literally meaning "thrust-wing hunter", was a German concept for an aircraft designed in 1944, during the final phase of World War II as a defense against the ever-increasing Allied bombing raids on central Germany. It was a vertical take-off and landing tailsitter interceptor design for local defense of important factories or areas which had small or no airfields.  The Triebflügel had only reached the wind-tunnel testing phase in mockups when the Allied forces reached the production facilities. No complete prototype was ever built.

This Focke-Wulf VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) fighter/interceptor was designed in September 1944. The three untapered wings rotated around the fuselage and had a gradually decreasing pitch towards the wingtips, thus acting like a giant propeller. At the end of each wing was a Pabst ramjet, Since ramjets do not operate at slow speeds, either the rotor had to be driven by a fuselage-mounted takeoff-booster or small Walter rocket engines could have been fitted to each ramjet pod.  The pilot sat in a cockpit near the nose and the armament consisted of two MK 103 30mm cannon with 100 rounds plus two MG 151/20 20mm cannon with 250 rounds. Although the Triebflugel was not constructed, a wind tunnel model was tested up to a speed of Mach 0.9.
  • HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
  • CLEAR PARTS INCLUDED
  • ALL HATCHES CAN BE OPEN OR CLOSED
  • PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS INCLUDED
  • DECALS SHEET FOR 6 VARIANTS

 

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