1/48 Heinkel He 100
It is perhaps fortunate for the Royal Air Force that during the dramatic summer months of 1940 this aircraft was not available to the Luftwaffe. A range 30 per cent higher along with a significant speed and climb rate advantage over the Bf 109 E would have made this plane a very difficult opponent to the defending Hurricanes and Spitfires. Despite these advantages The RLM decided not to put this outstanding aircraft into full scale production. The dozen or so He 100’s produced were instead used for propaganda purposes by painting various bogus unit insignia markings and numbers on these planes to deceive the Allies that indeed this plane was in full scale squadron use. This deception apparently worked as combat reports from RAF pilots stated they engaged these aircraft on numerous occasions.
This is the old, circa early 1990’s, Medallion Models resin kit. It was built with the addition of Eduard Super Fabric seat belts and a little scratch work in the cockpit and on the landing gear. Polyscale, Lifecolor and Vallejo paints were used.
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