Skill Level 3. Previous experience recommended.
This model builds into a detailed 1:32 scale replica of the V-1. The completed model has a length of over ten inches and a wing span of over six inches
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
The first of Germany's "V-weapons" to be deployed, the V-1, also known as the Fieseler FI-103, was a small pilotless aircraft powered by a pulse jet engine and carrying a one-ton explosive warhead. Although prone to mechanical failure and vulnerable to fighters, barrage balloons, and anti-aircraft fire, the V-1 nevertheless caused great destruction to targets in England and Belgium. Troops and civilians subjected to these attacks nicknamed them "doodlebugs" or "buzz bombs". The flying bomb concept can be seen today in the modern cruise missile.
Last updated 26 June 2013
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