Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-1, 1:72 Scale Model By Oxford Diecast
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Realistic Collectible Model
Diecast & Plastic parts
Retracted landing gear, fixed position propeller, no pilot figure,
Measures Approximately: 4.5” L x 7.5” Wingspan
Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 was a World War II German high-altitude fighter-interceptor designed by Kurt Tank and produced by Focke-Wulf.
The Ta 152 was a development of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft. It was intended to be made in at least three versions—the Ta 152H Höhenjäger ("high-altitude fighter"), the Ta 152C designed for medium-altitude operations and ground-attack using a Daimler-Benz DB 603 and smaller wings, and the Ta 152E fighter-reconnaissance aircraft with the engine of the H model and the wing of the C model.
The first Ta 152H entered service with the Luftwaffe in January 1945. The Ta 152 was produced too late and in insufficient numbers to affect the outcome of the war.
Jagdgeschwader 301 (JG 301) was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. The order to form JG 301 was issued on 26 September 1943 and formed on 1 October 1943 in Neubiberg with Stab and three Gruppen (groups) as a "Wilde Sau" (wild boar) single-seat night fighter unit.
In early March 1945 Stab./JG 301 became the first unit to receive the Focke-Wulf Ta 152, with an operational brief to provide top cover for the Jagdwaffe airfields in the area.
The first Ta 152 combat sorties were flown on 8 February. On 18 February the Stab moved to Sachau, near Berlin and on 21 February intercepted US bombers, with Oberfeldwebel Josef Keil claiming a B-17 shot down over Berlin. On 1 March Keil claimed a P-51 over the same area. The final victims of the Ta 152 were Soviet Yak-9s during the final days of the battle around Berlin on 30 April 1945.
Encountering fighters on several occasions, the Schwarm lost only 2 pilots, but shot down at least 9 aircraft. Obfw Josef Keil (11 victories) became the first and only Ta 152 ace, claiming 6 Allied fighters, while Obfw Willi Reschke claimed the other 3.
By April JG 301 was based around Hagenow, Neustadt and Ludwigslust. III./JG 301 were also beginning to be equipped with Ta 152's, although full equipment was not completed before the war's end
This model is a replica of a Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-1 flown by Ofw. Josef Keil of the Geschwaderstab JG 301 based in Alteno Germany 1945. The only Ta 152 pilot become and ace.
This Focke-Wulf Ta 162H is an excellent addition to your model aircraft collection.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 10.82 m (35 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 14.44 m (47 ft 5 in)
- Height: 3.36 m (11 ft 0 in)
- Wing area: 23.5 m2 (253 sq ft)
- Airfoil: root: NACA 23015.3; tip: NACA 23009
- Empty weight: 4,031 kg (8,887 lb)
- Gross weight: 4,727 kg (10,421 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 5,217 kg (11,502 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 992 l (262 US gal; 218 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Junkers Jumo 213E or Junkers Jumo 213E-1 V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engine for take-off
- 1,530 kW (2,050 hp) for take-off with MW-50 water/methanol injection
- 940 kW (1,260 hp) at 10,700 m (35,100 ft) with GM-1 Nitrous Oxide injection
- Propellers: 3-bladed Junkers VS-9 constant-speed propeller.
- Maximum speed: 580 km/h (360 mph, 310 kn) at sea level with MW-50 boost
- 759 km/h (472 mph; 410 kn) at 12,500 m (41,000 ft) with GM-1 boost
- Range: 2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 15,100 m (49,500 ft) with GM-1 boost
- Rate of climb: 20 m/s (3,900 ft/min) at maximum weight of 5,217 kg (11,502 lb)
- 25.4 m/s (83 ft/s) at 4,727 kg (10,421 lb)
- Time to altitude: 10,000 m (33,000 ft) in 10 minutes 6 seconds
- Wing loading: 196.8 kg/m2 (40.3 lb/sq ft)
- Power/mass: 0.276 kW/kg (0.168 hp/lb)
- 1 × 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon 85 rds
- 2 × 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151/20 cannon 350 rds