Sack AS6 V.1 (1944)
About the Design
In the late 1930s, German aircraft engineer Arthur Sack began a personal quest to build a circular-winged fighter aircraft. In 1944, he completed his sixth prototype, the AS6, in his barn, and subsequently convinced the commander of the nearby Brandis air base to allow him to conduct flight tests at the facility.
After several failed attempts, Sack's "dream plane" finally got off the ground -- only to prove itself to be totally uncontrollable. Before Sack could make the necessary modifications, an Allied strafing attack damaged the prototype beyond repair -- and the Germans broke it up for wood.
Some dreams die hard...
About the Kit
Special Hobby produced this kit in both 1/48- and 1/72-scale versions, promoting both as a "German Flying Saucer." Needless to say, the larger scale 1/48 scale version was vastly superior in all respects, and included injection-molded, resin and vacuform parts.
This model was built from an original issue.