Erprobungskommando 229

Started by TomZ, November 05, 2022, 11:39:39 AM

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Erprobungskommando 229

In October 1945 the first four pre series Horten Ho-229A-0 were delivered to the Luftwaffe, followed by a series of 12  A-1 models. The Ho-229 A-1 was armed with two 30mm MK-108 cannon and powered by two Junkers Jumo 004D engines.

In order to evaluate the potential of the Ho-229 to develop the best combat tactics for this innovative aircraft, the Luftwaffe formed Erprobungskommando 229 as an operational test squadron. The unit was based in Berlin and flew operational missions from November 1945.

In January 1946 a further twenty Ho-229s were delivered. These were of the A-3 model, featuring uprated Jumo 004F engines and two MK-112 55mm cannon. The A-3 was very successful against the Allied bombers and an order was placed for 2000 aircraft to be delivered from June 1946 onwards.

-   5 x 1/144 Brengun Ho-229
-   1 x  1/144 F-Toys Ho-229
-   Fuel truck & Lorry by Panzerfabrik

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Seconded...awesome stuff mate  ;D
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Hey Tom - you've been busy!

Very nice work, both in terms if the models and tge back story.   :thumbsup:

Where did you source the figures and staff car from?
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A flock of Gothas. That's really nice Tom  :bow:

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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Ah, love the Go229. Since I first read about it in the computer game "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (SWOTL). Long time ago....

Did you know that there was a Japanese version of it (at least i n What-If world).

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Quote from: kitbasher on November 05, 2022, 11:15:02 PMWhere did you source the figures and staff car from?

The figures are mainly 3D printed ones from Shapeways. The staff car is a N scale (1:160) car I picked up at the model show somewhere in the past.

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Oh this is so cool! Lovely work!
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great to see this WHIF following the USAF's recent B-2 fleet elephant walk