- Publisher: Osprey Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 80 pages
- Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 10mm | 259g
- Publication date: 28 February 2006
- Publication City/Country: Osprey
- ISBN 10: 1841768006
- ISBN 13: 9781841768007
- Illustrations note: Ill.150col.ill.
- Sales rank: 393,422
This book provides a complete guide to modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262, the greatest jet fighter of World War II. Developed from a 1938 design, the Me 262 'Schwalbe' (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First flown as a pure jet in 1942, it proved much faster than conventional aircraft. Development problems, Allied bombings and cautious Luftwaffe leadership created delays that halted its production until late 1943. The Me 262 became the first jet aircraft used in combat when it attacked a British photo-reconnaissance Mosquito in July 1944 over Munich. A thorough list of every available kit and aftermarket product is included.
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Roy Sutherland has worked as a professional modelmaker since the early 1980s, creating aftermarket products for the kit industry as well as the kits themselves. Over the past 18 years he has worked for companies such War Eagle/Hobbycraft, Scale Models Unlimited and Cooper Details. In recent years he has also worked for Industrial Light and Magic, and his recent credits include 'Planet of the Apes' and 'Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones'.
"For an intermedite or more experienced modeler, this book will be the perfect resource to make a contest worthy model of the Messerschmitt Me 262!" -Jean-Luc Formery, "AeroScale ""Overall, this new manual from Osprey Publishing does not disappoint in any manner. It's skillfully written, with accurate build reproductions, unique and interesting variants, superb step-by-step color photography and detailed instructional text. Definitely a two thumbs up, and highly recommended from this modeler's point of view." -Mark Smith, "AeroScale"
Table of contents
Introduction; Materials; Modelling the subject; Further reading; Museums and collections; Kits available