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Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/Kettenkraftrad LIMITED

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The Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a with Kettenkraftrad ground vehicle has
returned for a limited time only! The limited-edition model kit
recreates the Me262 which was the first jet fighter to ever be deployed
into combat. The kit includes Tamiya’s first ever 1/48 scale
military ground vehicle, the Kettenkraftrad, which toed the Me262 A-2a
at airfields during the war.

About the Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a

The Me262 A-2a was the fighter/bomber version of the Me262. When Allied
bombing raids on the German homeland were rapidly intensifying, the
Luftwaffe proposed the hastened deployment of the revolutionary Me262
A-1a jet fighter/interceptor. However, Hitler issued strict contrary
orders prioritizing the deployment of the A-2a fighter/bomber version
of the Me262. In June 1944, deployment of the A-2a fighter/bomber
began. The A-2a was equipped with only two 30mm MK108 guns (compared to
the A-1a’s four guns) but had an extra fuel tank in the rear part of
its fuselage and could carry up to a 1-ton payload of bombs. The Me262
A-2a would see active service up till the end of World War II.

• 1/48 scale, total height: 221mm, total width: 264mm.
• Canopy and cannon covers can be assembled opened or closed.
• Two types of bomb racks are available for assembly.
• Replicas of two 250-pound bombs and two take-off assistance
booster rockets have been provided in the kit.
• The front landing gear bay has been made of die-cast
aluminum and is weighted for balance.
• The kit features a 1/48 scale Kettenkraftrad towing vehicle.

• Three pilot and ground crew figures included.
• Includes decals for recreation of three different planes.

About the Kettenkraftrad

The German Army produced a unique half-track motorcycle deployed to the
front lines and known as the NSU Kettenkraftrad. Originally intended to
be used by airborne units, this vehicle went into production on a
massive scale and was used for a variety of functions such as providing
a power source, as well as for transportation, communications, and
towing. One of the Kettenkraftrad highlight features was its three
forward gears and one reverse gear, which each had high/low gears,
permitting the half-track to take on rugged terrain. Due to fuel
shortages at the end of the war, the Me262 was restricted from
self-propelled ground movement when positioning for take-off. As such,
the Kettenkraftrad and other ground vehicles were used to pull the
Me262 to the runway.

• 1/48 scale, total length: 65mm, total height: 21mm.

Description

The Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a with Kettenkraftrad ground vehicle has
returned for a limited time only! The limited-edition model kit
recreates the Me262 which was the first jet fighter to ever be deployed
into combat. The kit includes Tamiya’s first ever 1/48 scale
military ground vehicle, the Kettenkraftrad, which toed the Me262 A-2a
at airfields during the war.

About the Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a

The Me262 A-2a was the fighter/bomber version of the Me262. When Allied
bombing raids on the German homeland were rapidly intensifying, the
Luftwaffe proposed the hastened deployment of the revolutionary Me262
A-1a jet fighter/interceptor. However, Hitler issued strict contrary
orders prioritizing the deployment of the A-2a fighter/bomber version
of the Me262. In June 1944, deployment of the A-2a fighter/bomber
began. The A-2a was equipped with only two 30mm MK108 guns (compared to
the A-1a’s four guns) but had an extra fuel tank in the rear part of
its fuselage and could carry up to a 1-ton payload of bombs. The Me262
A-2a would see active service up till the end of World War II.

• 1/48 scale, total height: 221mm, total width: 264mm.
• Canopy and cannon covers can be assembled opened or closed.
• Two types of bomb racks are available for assembly.
• Replicas of two 250-pound bombs and two take-off assistance
booster rockets have been provided in the kit.
• The front landing gear bay has been made of die-cast
aluminum and is weighted for balance.
• The kit features a 1/48 scale Kettenkraftrad towing vehicle.

• Three pilot and ground crew figures included.
• Includes decals for recreation of three different planes.

About the Kettenkraftrad

The German Army produced a unique half-track motorcycle deployed to the
front lines and known as the NSU Kettenkraftrad. Originally intended to
be used by airborne units, this vehicle went into production on a
massive scale and was used for a variety of functions such as providing
a power source, as well as for transportation, communications, and
towing. One of the Kettenkraftrad highlight features was its three
forward gears and one reverse gear, which each had high/low gears,
permitting the half-track to take on rugged terrain. Due to fuel
shortages at the end of the war, the Me262 was restricted from
self-propelled ground movement when positioning for take-off. As such,
the Kettenkraftrad and other ground vehicles were used to pull the
Me262 to the runway.

• 1/48 scale, total length: 65mm, total height: 21mm.