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28 inch HE-219 Uhu kit
28 inch HE-219 Uhu kit w/ twin GWS Brushed Combo
This model is also available in a larger 48" version.
The Uhu is very unusual and is sure to draw a lot of attention, especially if you take the extra time to give it special camo paint job like the model here!
The laser-cut kit includes everything you need to build the airframe. Detailed instructions are provided on a CD included with the kit. To complete the model as shown, you will need:
a receiver and two 6g micro-servos
two GWS IPS motors and a 5amp brushed speed controller
a 2-cell Lipo battery pack (400-700mah)
hobby tools such as foam-safe paint, glue etc.
two Yogurt containers to make the cowls (optional)
two "Cox Warbird" spinners (optional)
The motors, props, and ESC we recommend are included in the motor combo package offered above. This model is best suited for indoor venues, but will fly fine outside in calm conditions.
The Heinkel-219 Uhu nightfighter had a long and skinny fuselage and so the profile model looks quite realistic while flying.
Our Uhu kit features etched panel lines on the wings and fins for a more realistic appearance.
Many knowledgable WWII aviation buffs consider the Heinkel 219 to be the ultimate night fighter. It was big, very fast, and terribly, terribly deadly. On it's maiden flight, it shot down 5 Lancaster bombers in less than 30 minutes! It was armed with up to six 30mm automatic cannons firing forward, and two more that could fire upwards at an oblique angle. It was equipped with a sophisticated radar. It was the first combat aircraft in the world with ejection seats.
The plane would have been a much greater factor in the war, except that Germany wasn't able to produce it in large numbers due to political fighting and the Allied bombers' effect on production. Of more than 300 built, there is only one Uhu in existence - the fuselage is currently on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles airport in the Washington DC area.
Update - our spies tell us that the nacelles for this surviving aircraft are now on display; and that the wing is tentatively scheduled for fitting towards the middle of next year.