Dragon Heinkel He 219 Uhu in 1/72 Scale

The He 219 Heinkel Uhu (owl) was a two seat WWII German aircraft specifically designed as a nightfighter.  It was an innovative design and was the first operational design to be fitted with ejection seats as a standard feature.  During the type’s first combat sortie a development aircraft downed five RAF bombers.  294 were produced.

This is Dragon’s much-maligned 1/72 scale kit, built many years ago.  There are some fit issues but nothing fatal.   It is a determined tail-sitter, I crammed as much weight as possible into any space I could find, including the prop spinners.  It will still remain on its tail if left there.













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