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The Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl) was a radar-equipped night fighter designed specifically for that purpose. The design was based on an earlier Heinkel high-speed bomber design and featured a number of innovations: it was the first operational aircraft with an ejection seat, it was equipped with tricycle landing gear (which was still rare in Luftwaffe designs), armed with up to six-forward-firing 20mm cannons, and some versions were armed with 2 30mm cannons angled upward allowing the Heinkel to shred its target from outside the debris field that it would create behind the aircraft.
The aircraft first flew in late 1942 and entered service in 1943. Before the aircraft had actually entered service, three pre-production He 219A-0 aircraft had supposedly shot down 20 RAF bombers in 10 consecutive days including several Mosquitos though the validity of these claims are in question. Nevertheless, the commander of the night fighter force was sold on the design and pushed to get the type into full rate production.
|Product name:||Heinkel He 219 A-7 “UHU” (A-5 / A-2 late)|
Includes: Plastic sprues, Waterslide decals, Clear parts
|Released:||2012 | Initial release – new tool|