Lippisch Li.P.13A Luft' 46 Jet Fighter Concept (1944)
About the Design
Designed in 1944 by delta-wing maven Dr. Alexander Lippisch, the P-13A was intended to be a high-performance ramjet-powered interceptor. The craft would have been launched with the help of a liquid fuel rocket motor, then once sufficient speed was achieved, switch to its coal- ...yes, coal... powered ramjet. Early wind-tunnel tests indicated that, should the craft ever be built, it could comfortably handle at speeds upwards of Mach 2.5!
About the Kit
This elegantly angular model was produced in 1/48th scale by Mauve of Japan in the mid-1990s and subsequently re-released by Revell of Germany two years later.
This model was built from the original Mauve issue.