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Luft-X LUFT005
Messerschmitt Me 329 Display Model
Luftwaffe, Germany, 1942

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Me 329   9.5"   4.25"

With the failure of the Me 210/410, the Messerschmitt factory focused on developing a more efficient and stable aircraft capable of being manufactured in multiple variants: heavy day fighter, night fighter, fighter bomber and reconnaissance. Due to its development late in the war, strategic materials were scarce so the inital design was mocked-up in wood. The wing had a 26 degree swept-back angle and the engines drove pusher airscrews with a 3.4 meter diameter. Armament included four nose-mounted MG151/20s, two MK103 cannons in the wing roots and a remote controlled nose gun position with a periscope-aimed MG121/20 cannon. It was also capable of carrying up to 2400 kilograms of bombs in the bomb-bay and on external racks. By the end of the war only the prototype wooden mock-up had been made.

Messerschmitt Me 329

Designed as a heavy fighter and ground attack aircraft to replace the Me 410, the Me 329 did not make it past the full-scale mock-up phase of development before the project was cancelled.

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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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