Friday, April 23, 2010

Fi 265

The Me 109 was the main fighter for the Germans in WWII. They made thousands of them.

They also made some unusual and very advanced designs, the Fi 265 was a gyrocopter.

This 1/72nd scale model is a mixed media kit of the Fi 265. It is a very difficult model kit for advanced modellers.

They served mostly with the WWII German Navy, but some served with the Army also. I built two at once, one for each service. They made fewer than a dozen, but they were well liked. There were plans to make thousands of the follow on version, but due to production problems, it never happened.

I rounded up a couple figures for pilots and used them to staff the aircraft.

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