BV P178 Tank Hunter w/...

    BV P178 Tank Hunter w/ ‘Fliegerfaust’ B Rocket System

    BRONCO Plastic model kit for the construction of a German aircraft BV P178 Tank Hunter w / ‘Fliegerfaust’ B Rocket System of WW II, in 1/72 scale.

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    Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the assembly of a German airplane BV P178  Tank Hunter w/ ‘Fliegerfaust’ B Rocket System of WW II, on 1/72 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals. 

    The Bv P178 project is the most advanced jet asymmetric fighter in the history of human aviation. It was designed by Dr. Vogt. The aircraft has a front three-point landing gear with a wingspan of 12 meters and a fuselage length of 10.8 meters. A Jumo 004B turbojet engine is installed under the right main wing. The external hanging point located under the main body can carry 500-1000 kg bombs or other heavy weapons. Two solid fuel rocket engine nozzles extend from the tail of the fuselage and can be used to provide additional power to the aircraft when it is pulled up during takeoff or dive. An MG151 15mm cannon is mounted on each side of the nose. This model has many derivative models. Due to the weird design and the lack of supplies of the Third Reich at the end of the war, the series of projects did not obtain the production license of the Air Force senior officials, and only stayed on the drawing board. In view of the fact that the parent type of BVP178 is a dive bomber, relying on its excellent low-altitude performance, the aircraft has also been derived to design a ground attack model. The airborne weapons include four MG151 cannons in the nose and two MG151/20 cannons in the belly pod. According to the battlefield mission, a "Flying Fist" B-type 20mm rocket launcher can be installed under the main wings on both sides.  The kit painting scheme provides equipment styles for the German and Romanian Royal Air Forces.

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