1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

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1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

Post by grunt1 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:23 pm

I thought I would try something for the flight enthusiasts here. This “flying bomb” was apparently the first cruise missile. It was designed and used by the Germans as a ship killer. It apparently was fairly successful.

Early versions were controlled by mothership plane with an extremely long wire. Later versions used radio signals to enable the driver in the mother plane to guide and this all the way to its target.

Good summary of how it worked including historic footage of it in flight.
https://youtu.be/hb_fHgx-anE

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Re: 1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:25 am

This is pretty cool.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
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Re: 1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

Post by normandy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:39 pm

I like it!! New for 2019??? I'll take one.

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Re: 1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

Post by pvanroy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:32 am

That looks great! I'm definitely interested! When will it be available - and at what price? It's a historically very significant weapon - the first precision guided glide bomb to be deployed in combat!

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Re: 1:18 Hs-293 German Flying Bomb Kit

Post by pizzaguy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:47 pm

Very Cool, SLA?

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