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#AA-3010   1/144 scale  German experimental VTOL aircrafts speacial set  Do.29 / VAK.191B / VJ.101C / Do.31

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

 

72 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In late 1950's, the West Germany issued an requirement for the VTOL fighter, attack and transport aircrafts programme. The idea being that in case of Soviet attack, the VTOL would support dispersal of combat aircraft assets to small and easy concealed operation base. A renewed interest in STOL and VTOL aircraft led to a re-evaluation of Focke's concept, and Dornier was given a contract to develop Do.29 capable of demonstrating the tilting-propeller system. The concept was proved to be successful in flight testing. In 1959, Heinkel, Messerschmitt and Boelkow formed EWR to build the VTOL fighter aircraft, designated VJ-101. In 1962, follow up on the NATO requirement, the VTOL transport was issued. The Dornier began work on a demonstrator which was given the designation od Do.31. In 1963, German government decided to work on another ground-attack fighter, the VAK-191. When the high cost, technical difficulties were realised the Luftwaffe and NATO ceased trials involving VTOL aircrafts which resulted in the cancellation of these projects and further use of these aircrafts were limited to research purposes only.

 

 

 

 

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Twin-engined high-speed medium bomber

To develop a 2nd-generation bomber that would replace all bombers then in service with the Luftwaffe.

18.06m.(Do.31) / 6.16m.(VAK.191B) / 6.61m.(VJ.101C) / 15.70m.(Do.29)

16.40m.(Do.31) / 14.72m.(VAK.191B) / 15.70m.(VJ.101C) / 16.10m.(Do.29)

8.53m.(Do.31) / 4.30m.(VAK.191B) / 4.10m.(VJ.101C) / 4.70m.(Do.29)

2x Bristol-Siddeley Pegasus & 8 x Rolls-Royce RB 162  (Do.31)

2x Rolls-Royce RB 162 & 1x Rolls-Royce RB 193 (VAK.191B)

6x Rolls-Royce RB 145 (VJ.101C)

2x Lycoming GO-480 (Do.29)

730km/h(Do.31) / 1100km/h(VAK.191B) / 1320km/h(FVJ.101C) / 290km/h(Do.29)

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Model References

The German experimental VTOL aircrafts are suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post-war experimental aircraft

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Luftwaffe military aircrafts

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