Full Size Printed scale 1:12 MESSERSCHMITT KOMET Me 163 Glider or convert to ducted fan
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
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MESSERSCHMITTKOMET Me 163
The more ambitious modeller might try to bury a Cox .010 in the nose or modify the tail end for Jetex or electric ducted fan Engines
Full size printed plan on a 34” x 24” sheet
Three Pages of notes and photos
Tow Line Glider
WINGSPAN 30 1/2"
ONE of the most interesting aircraft to appear in the last war was the Messerschmitt Me. 163 Komet. The story of the development of this machine is told in the book "Rocket Fighter" which contains, in addition, a wealth of photographs. Some four examples are in this country, Science Museum South Kensington, Imperial War Museum, College of Aeronautics (Cranfield) and R.A.F. Colerne.
From the modelling aspect, the Komet offers something different, especially as a glider and it is interesting to note that a glider version was actually built by the Japanese, for training purposes. It was of wooden construction and some fifty were built, with the designation MXY7, Akigusa (Autumn Grass).
Construction has been simplified by the use of thin card for formers, note the turned flanges for stringer fixing. The more ambitious modeller might try to bury a Cox .010 in the nose or modify the tail end for Jetex, or ducted fan but it is with the glider version we are concerned here.