About the Design
This sleek rocket-powered glider design grew out of the Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Segelflug, or German Institute for Gliders', effort to build a supersonic high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft that would be all but invulnerable to Allied attack. The 346 design was distinguished by its swept-back wings and pressurized clear nose section, within which the pilot would lie in a prone position, allowing him to look straight down at the Earth below.
An unpowered prototype was reportedly captured by the Soviets in 1945 and test flown in 1947.
About the Kit
This was a second-generation Huma Modell kit, one that came in an actual box with professional box art.
This model was built from an original issue.