Cobi Messerschmitt Me 262A 1a Set 1/32 Scale (5721)
The Cobi Messerschmitt Me 262A 1a Set (5721) features 390 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI Me 262 Set parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
Both collectors and brick enthusiasts will get hours of enjoyment from this Cobi Messerschmitt Me 262A 1a Set 1:32 scale (5721) . Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
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Cobi Messerschmitt Me 262A 1a Set (5721) History:
The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: “Swallow”) in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: “Storm Bird”) in fighter-bomber versions, was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II, the Me 262’s roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions.
Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied aircraft shot down, although higher claims are sometimes made. The Allies countered its effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during takeoff and landing. Strategic materials shortages and design compromises on the Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines led to reliability problems. Attacks by Allied forces on fuel supplies during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. Armament production within Germany was focused on more easily manufactured aircraft. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war as a result of its late introduction and the consequently small numbers put in operational service.
While German use of the aircraft ended with the close of World War II, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. It also heavily influenced several designs, such as the Sukhoi Su-9 (1946) and Nakajima Kikka. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight-tested by the major powers, and ultimately influenced the designs of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre, MiG-15 and Boeing B-47 Stratojet. Several aircraft survive on static display in museums, and there are several privately built flying reproductions that use modern General Electric J85 engines.
To learn more about the real vehicle that inspired the Cobi Messerschmitt Me 262A 1a Set 1:32 scale (5721) visit the Wikipedia page here.
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SMarvin (verified owner) –
A great addition to the model air force.
Steven Newell (verified owner) –
Jon Kirk (verified owner) –
Beautiful example of the first fighter jet! Excellent coloring and great design. Feels good in the hand. Very sleek.
wheathug666 (verified owner) –
I love the attention to detail!
Michael MacDaniels (verified owner) –
Waited a while to build this one but my son and I love it. Looks great next to the other version. Recommended for sure!
Alan Tam (verified owner) –
Great set. I always liked how the ME262a looks and this captures it perfectly. I especially like the little oxygen hose that they have for the pilot–definitely a little detail that wasn’t needed but is a nice touch.
K Harris (verified owner) –
It was a bit difficult to put together at first but its held together pretty well so far.
Nathan Stanley (verified owner) –
An amazing model of the Me 262. Way better than the first version of the Me 262 (Cobi 5543). Excellent camo color combination and better proportioned wings. Nice job!
Soobin (verified owner) –
Great set, love the 1:32 scale which is significantly bigger than previous versions. My only complaint is that the wing section is not as sturdy as some of the other Cobi airplanes, but I think that’s an issue we’re seeing with Cobi models generally as they become more and more realistic.