Heinkel He 178 V1 1/48Art.No.: 100-SH48175 Product number: 8594071085452
The Heinkel He 178V-1 is arguably one of the world´s pioneering aircraft designs. It became the very first aircraft to be powered solely by means of a jet engine. The engine designed by Hans von Ohain enabled the diminutive wood-winged aircraft with metal fuselage to reach a speed of up to 650km/h. On August 24, 1939, the taxiing trials of the aircraft were commenced and only three days later, an HeS-3b engine equipped prototype took off for the very first time from Marienehe airfield. In total, the He 178V1 made twelve flights, always with Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz at the controls, this making him the first jet pilot in the aviation history.
Model of this important aircraft had been in our Condor range of products for a really long time, kind of a perennial star. However, it eventually became sold out, so we have decided to make it available again and prepared a re-release of this successful product in a new type box under our current company name Special Hobby. The original plastic parts and PE-fret are accompanied by a new and up-graded full-colour instruction booklet.