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1/72 Heinkel He 162A Spatz ‘Captured Birds’

Heinkel He 162A Spatz ‘Captured Birds’

Special Hobby 1/72 Heinkel He 162A Spatz ‘Captured Birds’

Special Hobby has made available their 1:72 scale He 162 model with new decals depicting the aircraft in Allied possession.


The Heinkel He 162A Spatz, also known as the “Volksjäger” or “People’s Fighter”, was a German jet-powered fighter aircraft that was developed during the final stages of World War II as part of the “Volksjaeger” program. Despite being one of the many “Wunderwaffen” or “Wonder Weapons” that the Third Reich had hoped would turn the tide of the war, the Spatz ultimately failed to make a significant impact.

When the war came to an end, the jet-engine powered aircraft of the Luftwaffe became highly sought after by the Allies. Among these, the Spatz jets were the most numerous and were captured in large numbers. These small yet powerful aircraft were then taken to the USA, UK, France, and the USSR, where they were thoroughly tested and evaluated by the respective militaries.

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With a highly detailed and well-crafted kit, the parts offer a perfect fit and are now joined by a sheet of decals that feature markings of machines test-flown in all the mentioned countries. This kit is perfect for modelers who are looking for a challenging and rewarding build experience.

The kit includes superb injected styrene parts and offers interesting color schemes. To enhance the building experience, a range of accessories is also available for this kit such as M72030 spray masks, F72365 figures, resin sets 7443 He 162 Engine, 7444 He 162 Gun Bays, Q72361 He 162 Ejection Seat, and Q72362 He 162 Wheels. All these accessories are designed to help you create an even more accurate and realistic replica of the aircraft.

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Item #SH72475 is available now Special Hobby from – Price: 16.90 Euros


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