Revell Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a of Johannes Steinhoff in 1/72 Scale

Johannes “Macky” Steinhoff was one of the legends of the Luftwaffe, having flown throughout the entire war on every major front.  He flew a total of 993 sorties and was credited with 176 victories.  He was shot down himself on twelve occasions but only bailed out once, preferring to crash land his aircraft due to a mis-trust of parachutes.  He scored six of his victories while flying the Me 262 with JV 44, but two weeks before the end of the war his jet crashed during take-off, leaving Steinhoff with severe burns.  After the war he became a General in the West German Air Force.  He died in February 1994 at the age of 80.

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8 thoughts on “Revell Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a of Johannes Steinhoff in 1/72 Scale

      1. Yep, they were.
        Just my opinion only, but this is one of those a/c that has such a unique shape and profile, that it’s instantly recognizable, and you could not confuse it with anything else really. With that triangular cross-section, and pointed nose, it really does look like a shark. I can definitely understand why some modelers are attracted to this and the 190D’s and Ta-152’s, those late war schemes are so varied.

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