AC073 Me 163 Komet VF241 1/72,

AC073 Me 163 Komet VF241 1/72,
Click to enlarge

More images

Click to enlarge
Price: $0.00
Product ID : AC073
Manufacturer: Oxford Aircraft
Weight: 1.00 lbs


Product is out of stock


AC073 Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet VF241, Captured Enemy Aircraft Flight, RAF, 1945 ???? Capt. Eric Brown, Commander, CEAF. Acting unofficially, after a spate of accidents involving Allied personnel flying captured German aircraft resulted in official disapproval of such flights, Brown was determined to fly a powered Komet, and on around 17 May 1945, he flew an Me 163B at Husum with the help of a co-operative German ground crew, after initial towed flights in an Me 163A to familiarise himself with the handling. The day before the flight, Brown and his ground crew had performed an engine run on the chosen Me 163B to ensure that everything was running correctly, the German crew being apprehensive should an accident befall Brown, until being given a disclaimer signed by him to the effect that they were acting under his orders. On the take-off the next day, after dropping the take-off dolly and retracting the skid, Brown later described the resultant climb as "like being in charge of a runaway train", the aircraft reaching 32,000 ft (9.76 km) altitude in 2 minutes, 45 seconds worth of time. During the flight, while practicing attacking passes at an imaginary bomber, he was surprised at how well the Komet accelerated in the dive with the engine shut down. When the flight was over Brown had no problems on the approach to the airfield apart from the rather restricted view from the cockpit due to the flat angle of glide, the aircraft touching down at 125 mph. Once down safely, Brown and his much-relieved ground crew celebrated with a drink.

Product Reviews

Login or Register to write the first review.

Products You May Like

HA0181A MiG21 Fishbed NVA - 1/72
HA0181A MiG21 Fishbed N. Vietnam Air Force, #5112, Nguyen Hong Signature...
Product is out of stock
HA7723B P-51D Mustang, "Boomerang Jr." 1/48
Hot Deal
HA7723B P-51D "Boomerang Jr." Col. Arthur Jeffrey, 434th FS, 479th FG
HA5602 MIG-25PDS Foxbat Iraq A.F. 1/72 Pre-order Nov. '17
HA5602 MIG-25PDS Foxbat Iraq A.F. Lt. Zuhair Dawood, Iraqi Air Force, Jan 1991
HA7738 P-51K Mustang 1/48 "Mrs. Bonnie", Pre-order May '18
HA7738 P-51K Mustang Lt. Col. Bill Dunham, "Mrs. Bonnie" 348 FG, Okinawa,...
LUFT004 Horten Ho 229 1/72
LUFT004 Horten Ho 229 1/72 Resin Model
HA5106 F/A-18F Super Hornet 1/72 Pre-order Apr. '18
HA5106 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-31, 2009