1/72 Airmodel Products Heinkel He P.1080

Twin ramjet fighter

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on Jan 23 2017



The Heinkel He P.1080 was a planned fighter, powered by two ramjets, armed with two 30 mm canons and a radar in the nose.

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The excellent resin kit from Airmodel Products contains only a few parts in high accuracy and very lovely detailed surfaces. It´s easy to build and so recommended to beginners in resin modelling. As the fuselage with wings comes in one part, I had to drill through the ramjets, further I added the pitot tube, antenna and the gun barrels. The trolley is also included. Here I build the supports for the fighter from scratch. Two paint schemes were shown in the instructions, but I decided to create my own one. There are no decals in the kit, so I used some I had left from other models and from ordered extra decal sheets.

I enjoyed very much making a model of this unique 1946 aircraft project!

Greetings from Germany

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt