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Heinkel He 162D

by Gareth Hector


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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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2001 by Gareth Hector
Page Created 24 May, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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