TAMIYA model kit for the construction of a German aircraft Heinkel He219 A-7 Uhu of the Second WW, in 1/48 scale.
Plastic kit from TAMIYA, for the assembly of a German airplane of WW II, in 1/48 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, figure, metallic cockpit floor, clear parts and decals.
The Heinkel He 219 Uhu ("Eagle-Owl") is a night fighter that served in the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of WW II. A relatively sophisticated design, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including Lichtenstein SN-2 advanced VHF-band intercept radar, also used on the Ju 88G and Bf 110G night fighters. It was also the first operational military aircraft to be equipped with ejection seats and the first operational German WW II-era aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Had the Uhu been available in quantity, it might have had a significant effect on the strategic night bombing offensive of the Royal Air Force; however, only 294 of all models were built by the end of the war and these saw only limited service. Tthe He 219 A-7 had improved night fighter version, powered by two 1,800 PS DB 603E engines, 210 ordered as of 30 November 1944.