He-280 with HeS engine
Katalog Nummer: 92149
4 decal variants
1. He-280, V3, summer 1941
2. He-280 A, 3./JG300, 1944 /alternate marking/
3. He-280 A, 14./JG4, 1944 /alternate marking/
4. He-280 A, 1./JG51, 1944 /alternate marking/
The Heinkel He 280 was the first turbojet-powered fighter aircraft in the world. It was inspired by Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on research into high-speed flight and built on the company's experience with the He 178 jet prototype. A combination of technical and political factors led to it being passed over in favor of the Messerschmitt Me 262. Only nine were built and none reached operational status.