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Luft-X LUFT011
Heinkel P.1078A Display Model
Luftwaffe

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Heinkel P.1078A   5.25"   4.75"


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As part of the Emergency Fighter Program, at the beginning of 1945 a programme was launched for a new generation of jet-powered fighter/interceptor aircraft to replace the winner of the Volksjager fighter design competition, the He 162A. The new aircraft was intended to have superior performance in order to deal with high altitude threats such as the B-29 Superfortress, but only had a 30-minute endurance figure.

The P.1078A the most conventional-looking of three different designs submitted by Heinkel. It featured a polyhedral swept gull-wing with a conventional tail and was to be armed with a pair of MK 108 cannons. After being subject to severe criticism, the project was cancelled by Heinkel at the end of February 1945.

Heinkel P.1078A

Designed as a jet-powered fighter/interceptor, the P.1078A never progressed beyond the design study phase and no prototype examples were ever completed.

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Luft-X

The Luft-X range presents affordable, ready-made resin models of proposed experimental military aircraft 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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