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Messerschmitt Me 262A
Four-Gun Nose



Eagle Parts


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Catalogue Number: #31-48
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 1 part in grey resin.
Price: USD$8.00 from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful casting; crisp detail; simple cleanup; drop fit installation.
Recommendation: Recommended.





This is EagleParts' new four-gun nose for Tamiya's Messerschmitt Me 262 in 1/48 scale. This nose is appropriate for the standard day-fighter version, the Me 262A-1a. Even some Me 262A-2a fighter/bombers were seen with the four cannon fitted in addition to some Me 262B night fighters.

The part is a simple, one piece resin conversion. The cover is hollow cast and is connected with a thin semi-circle of resin to a curved casting block. Cleanup is a very simple matter - it took me less than two minutes to carefully remove the casting block using a razor saw.

Eagle Parts has added the oval plates that presumably cover the fitting holes for the attachment points of the muzzles/blast tubes, and the middle set of open gun ports.



This is a "drop-in" part that directly replaces the kit part. I have test-fitted the cover to the kit nose, and the fit looks good. Please note that, in the photo above, the cover is simply resting on the nose of the aircraft. Even so, there are no gaps evident and the alignment will be perfect after very minor sanding or trimming, and tacking in place with super glue.

Eagle Parts Four Gun Nose is a useful accessory for depicting the vast majority of operational Me 262s.


Thanks to Eagle Editions for the information

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Text and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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