Heinkel He 162D
Having already built a digital He 162
Salamander model, I wanted to adapt the mesh to represent the
proposed 'D' variant with swept forward wings and butterfly tail.
The final model has two alternative sets of markings both
representing JG-5 'Eismeer'.
Part of the reason I wanted to build this version of the Salamander
was it allowed me the chance to speculate on what the aircraft might
have looked like in unit markings and camouflage different to the
Salamanders found at Leck towards the end of the war.
I used some artistic licence in the render of the He 162D attacking
the bomber stream.
I doubt any pilot would fly vertically through the flight path of
oncoming Liberators! Despite this I wanted the composition of the shot
to be interesting so I posed it in a way that was unusual.
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