Heinkel 280 with Argus
Katalog Nummer: 92177
4 decal variants
1. Heinkel 280 V1, 4x As 014 Pulse jet, first flight January 1943
2. Heinkel 280, 4x As 014, Luftwaffe 1945 /alternate marking/
3. Heinkel 280 S8A/As 014, JG26 Luftwaffe 1945/alternate marking/
4. Heinkel 280 6x As 014, JG 7 Luftwaffe 1945/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.