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#AA-4008   1/144 scale  Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01  Flying wing bomber target to New York

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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107 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 351 mm

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Length 106 mm

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Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$10

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 May 1942, as the war situation worsened, the design bureaus of Focke-Wulf, Junkers and Messerschmitt all sought to develop a long-range bombers which could be able to carry 4000 kg bomb load into U.S. air-field, where they could mount bombing raids against targets along America's eastern seaboard. The main target for such attacks was to have been New York. One of the designs was the Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01. The original Me.P.08-01 project started in September 1941 as a long-range bomber, reconnaissance, tactical large-capacity transport, airborne anti-aircraft platform and tug for towing gliders. Combined with this wide variety of roles, the proposed flying wing configuration which would offer a good climb and combat performance was used. The fuselage and crew cabin were faired almost completely into the center-section of the wing. But on March 1943, the RLM issued a decree forbidding all further work on heavy bomber projects under the threat of the severest penalties.

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The diagram is used courtesy of Luft'46 & Dan Johnson

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Long-range strategic bomber

To designed as a long-range bomber which operationally and in its variety of roles

50.60m.

15.35m.

8.60m.

4x Daimler-Benz DB 9-615 piston engine

400 mph

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20,000kg bomb load / 4x 88mm anti-aircraft gun

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Model References

The Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01 package contents secret kits of four Luft'46 tailness designs as bonus:

The Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Long-ranng flying-wing bomber in second World War

Arado Ar.E.555

Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01

Horten Ho.XVIII

Northrop XB-35

German experimental/project aircraft in second World War

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Luft'46 aircraft

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War time bomber aircraft