ME163 Interceptor Model Kit 1:72 Scale
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ME163 INTERCEPTOR MODEL The Me 163 "Komet" was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft during the WWII. Me 163 A project named "Project X" started in 1937 under Dr. Alexander Lippisch. It was made for the defense purposes using rocket motors. The first Me 163 flew in 1941. There were fuel consumption and engine effciency problems which limited it's range. In August 1943 Me 163 B was developed with further enhancements. Production started in July 1944 and a total of 279 were delivered to Luftwaffe.