Heinkel 60-Tonne Luft '46 Long-Range Bomber Concept (1945)
About the Design
Even as the Allies were advancing on Nazi Germany, German aircraft companies were scrambling to create new "wonder weapons" for the Luftwaffe. Heinkel was one of these military aircraft manufacturers.
One of Heinkel's projects, a jet-powered 60-ton long-range bomber, only got to the design stage, although many of its then-radical component, including its 45- to 35-degree swept-back wings, would be adopted by American and British aircraft designers in the following decades. (Its influence on the British V-bombers of the 1950s and 1960s is unmistatkable.)
The plane's powerplants would have been either four Heinkel Hirth 109-11s or six Junkers jumo 004 jets. The performance stats, dated February 1945, called for a combined 3000 Kg bomb-load with a range of 28,000 kilometers.
About the Kit
The 1:144 Heinkel 60-Tonne Long-Range Bomber kit was released by Fantastic Plastic Models in late June 2011. The kit was produced by Fantastic Plastic by Anigrand Craftswork of Hong Kong. Decals were by JBOT, with box art by Martin Letts of XPlanes3-D.com.
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