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Luft-X LUFT004
Horton Ho 229 Display Model
Luftwaffe, Germany, 1945

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Horton Ho 229   4.25"   9.25"

A truly revolutionary aircraft, the Horten Ho 229, which was the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines, received a production order and likely would have seen service had the war continued into 1946. This model of one of the three prototype Ho 229 fighter/bombers constructed for flight testing is just as creative as the originals, right down to the flying wing body and realistic jet engines.

Horton Ho 229

Designed as a jet-powered flying wing fighter/bomber, the Ho 229 first flew on March 1st, 1944.

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Luft-X

The Luft-X range presents affordable, ready-made resin models of proposed experimental military of the Luftwaffe in WWII in 1:72 scale.

Prior to and during the Second World War, German aeronautical engineers working for the Luftwaffe in corporate and university laboratories conceived of, designed and built aircraft that were years ahead of their time.

These secret designs included dramatic improvements in aerodynamics, propulsion and materials. Had there been more time, they may well have changed the outcome of the war. Fortunately for the Allies, the Nazi high command failed to grasp the importance of these advancements until it was too late to make a difference. After the war, captured Luftwaffe designs were studied and integrated into all facets of Allied aircraft development.

The Luft-X collection captures these remarkable aircraft, showcasing the secret developments of WWII German aircraft and posing the haunting question - What if?

Luft-X display airplanes feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Transparent canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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