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IXO Models Junior 1:72 PIXJ008004
Arado Ar 234C Blitz Diecast Model
Luftwaffe, Germany, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Arado Ar 234C Blitz   6.75"   7.75"

The Arado Ar 234 was the world's first operational jet powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II. In the field it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It is commonly known as Blitz ("lightning"), though this name refers only to the B-2 bomber variant, and it is not clear whether it was ever formally applied instead of being derived from the informal term Blitz-Bomber (roughly, "very fast bomber"). The Ar 234C was equipped with four BMW 003A engines, mounted in a pair of twinned nacelles based on those from the eighth Ar 234 prototype, to free up Junkers Jumo 004s for use by the Me 262. The utilization of four engines improved overall thrust, especially in take-off and climb-to-altitude performance. Airspeed was found to be about 20% faster than the B series and range was increased.

Please note: Although models in the IXO 1:72 scale series usually feature optional extended/retracted landing gear, this particular model features permanently extended landing gear and plastic wings, similar to models in the IXO 1:144 scale series.

Arado Ar 234C Blitz

Designed to meet a German Air Ministry requirement for a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft, the Ar 234 was first flown on June 15th, 1943. This modest looking aircraft held an impressive number of firsts: it was the first four-engined jet aircraft to fly, the first jet aircraft to be used for a reconnaissance mission, and, later, the first operational jet powered bomber. Like the Me 262, the Ar 234 Blitz was miscast in its general role—it was used almost exclusively as a reconnaissance aircraft, which was fortunate for the Allies, since in its few missions as a bomber it proved very difficult to intercept.

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IXO's 1:72 scale Ar 234s are uniquely constructed, with most components in plastic and only the upper half of the fuselage and rudder constructed from diecast metal. The most notable feature of this WWII bomber is its revolutionary pair of twinned engine nacelles mounted under the wings. These large engine nacelles feature both intake and exhaust turbofan detail with simulated stainless steel shielding surrounding the rear. Additional features such as a large greenhouse bird-cage canopy located forward, raised panel lines and detailed mass balance (counter-weights) on the control surfaces at the rear complete the model.

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IXO Models Junior 1:72

The IXO Models "Junior 1:72" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

IXO "Junior 1:72" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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