German ramjet interceptor project
The Skoda Kauba SK P.14.01 was a German ramjet project
at the end of the second world war, created by Eugen Sänger. It was planned to place it on a dolly
with four rocket engines for take-off. When the dolly accelerates, the ramjet could
be started. The armament was a MK 108, right above the pilot.
To give a realistic look to the model, some modifications were necessary.
The fuselage is closed, so the first step I made was drilling holes with different
diameters through the parts which belong to the ramjet. In the nozzle there is a
large cone, but that´s not how the planned ramjet was designed. It was almost an
empty tube. In the front there was a fuel pump with a little propeller as generator. In the middle there were rings which injected the fuel. Those
inner parts I built from scratch. For the rings I took aluminium-tubes and sawed
To make it looking more realistic I added the antenna and the pitot tube.
On the dolly I made some modifications. I transferred four old bombs into the rocket engines. Also the holders for the plane I made by myself.
All was painted with
a brush. The kit includes no decals, so I used some from
other models. Finally I sprayed clear varnish over all.
Thomas Brückelt www.acrokit.com
Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt