About actual vehicle
In the latter half of World War II, Germany, which has been exposed to air raids by Allied Forces, develops and operates various intercept fighter aircraft, but Ba 349 D Nutter was developing as one of them.
It was a rocket interceptor designed by Dr. Erich Bachhem who was also an engineer of Fiseler.
Developed as a disposable manned rocket aircraft, the engine is equipped with Walter HWK-109-509 A liquid fuel rocket.
In addition, four solid fuel rocket boosters are equipped as auxiliary power.
A pilot rides out of a vertically erected launcher and fires a rocket armored in the model as he approached the enemy bomber in the sky.
The pilot was to escape and parachute descent.
The aircraft was made entirely from wood due to lack of supplies.
In February 1945 we succeeded in unattended testing using a liquid rocket.
It is said that 10 aircraft have been produced and deployed by the end of the war, but there is no reliable record as to whether they participated in the actual battle and intercepted.
About the model
It is a plastic model assembly kit that reproduced the Ba 349D Nutter on 1/48 scale with the rocket engine requiring machine developed by the German Army in the Second World War.
Besides the Ba 349 D nutter body, the kit also models the launch pad with full detail.
The launch pad and launcher tower reproduce the complex frame structure with a combination of plastic parts and etched parts.
The finished height reaches as much as 42 cm, and the mechanical presence is also sufficient.
The aircraft realistically reproduces a characteristic style equipped with a short main wing, a cross tail wing on a thick body.
Of course, we have modeled four takeoff booster rockets as well.
Transparent parts are prepared for the canopy part, and details of the cockpit are also set for etching parts.
Markings are available in all three types, including the aircraft marking on the German museum.
It will be fun to see the state of the test flight of Ba 349 D Nutter who is said to have ended without participating in actual battle, and to think about the state of actual participation and finish it in a scene.
- Reproduction of the Ba 349D Nutter on the 1/48 scale, a rocket engine requiring machine developed by the German Army in the Second World War.
- Ba 349 D model of the launch pad as well as the main body of the nutter with full detail
- The launch pad, the launcher tower reproduces the complex frame structure with a combination of plastic parts and etching parts
- The aircraft is realistically reproduced with a characteristic style equipped with a short main wing, cross tail wings on a thick body, and also models four takeoff booster rockets
- Transparent parts are prepared for the canopy part
- Detail of cockpit sets etched parts as well
- Markings are available in all three types, including the aircraft marking on the German museum