Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262

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Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262

By Robert Oehler; Brett Green

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841768007, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2006

Developed from a 1938 design by Messerschmitt the Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First seeing combat in July 1944, it proved to be particularly effective against the large Allied bomber formations that were operating over Germany late in the war and more than 1,400 were produced, though less than 300 saw combat. This book showcases six different builds of the Me 262 across the scales from 1/72 to 1/32, across a range of skill levels. It also includes a comprehensive list of all the available kits and aftermarket products.

About the Author
Robert Oehler is the former Marketing Manager at Tamiya America, Inc., and was regularly involved in the research that served as the basis for Tamiya military models (including the Tamiya Me-262 kits). He has regularly contributed product reviews, demonstration articles and historical interest features to magazines throughout the world. He is currently the USA Consulting Editor for Tamiya Model Magazine International as well as the Osprey Modeling series. This is his second title for Osprey publishing. He lives in California, USA. Brett Green is the editor of HyperScale (, an online model magazine established in 1998, and a highly respected aviation modeller. For Osprey Publishing he has written 'Modelling 2: Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110' and has co-written 'World War 2 US Army Fighter Modeling' in the Masterclass series. Brett lives in Sydney, Australia.

Praise For Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262

"For an intermedite or more experienced modeler, this book will be the perfect resource to make a contest worthy model of the Messerschmitt Me 262!" -Jean-Luc Formery, AeroScale

"Overall, this new manual from Osprey Publishing does not disappoint in any manner. It's skillfully written, with accurate build reproductions, unique and interesting variants, superb step-by-step color photography and detailed instructional text. Definitely a two thumbs up, and highly recommended from this modeler's point of view." -Mark Smith, AeroScale