Messerschmitt Me.262 Lorin Luft '46 Jet Fighter Concept (1945)
About the Design
The ME-262 was the world's first operational jet fighter. Because of its success, it was also the subject of numerous variations, some practical, others merely speculative. One of the most unusual "upgrades" proposed for the ME-262 was to equip it with two huge Lorin ramjets designed by Dr. Eugene Sänger.. These engines would have been gigantic -- around 1.13 m in diameter and 5.9 meters long. It was estimated that these "boosters" would allow the jet to reach a maximum of speed of 1,000 km/hr at sea level and reach an altitude of 10,000m in just six minutes. No prototype of this variation was ever actually built.
About the Kit
This Concept Aircraft model incorporates a Me262 A-1a kit in 1/48 scale from Tamiya (box art below) with resin Lorin ramjets from Arba.
This model was built from an original issue.