The good people at Fliteskin Products - Fliteskin.com - would like to inform all Best Pilots customers they have created a new mount for our 1/5 scale Gunther Rall! It is the Fock-Wulf TA-152! Man! Does this kit look sweet! Jose, at Fliteskin, doesn't mess around when it comes to authentic scale and you can tell that in his products. The aircraft just look RIGHT.
History of the TA-152
The Ta-152 was a high-altitude fighter-interceptor developed from the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft, but the prefix was changed from "Fw" to "Ta" to recognize the contributions of Kurt Tank who headed the design team.
The Ta-152 C conceived as a medium altitude fighter used the DB 603 E engine, a non-pressurized cockpit and shorter wing span.
The first Ta 152H entered service with the Luftwaffe in January 1945. Total production - including prototypes and pre-production aircraft - is estimated in one source at about 220. But only some 43 production aircraft were delivered until the end of the war. This was too late to allow the Ta 152 to have a significant impact on the war effort.
A 4 piece high quality fuselage with all the panel lines (counting the cowl and the bottom wing belly pan). The supercharger is fiberglass molded as well as the canopy frame, gun-hood and cockpit scoop.
The wing is designed to be built in 2 o3 pieces . The 2 piece option uses a center aircraft ply box and 10mm laminated ply joiner. If the builder wants detachable wing tips, the center can be permanent fixed and aluminum tubes can be fitted at the ribs outboard of the landing gear.
Here is exclusive video of the first flight of this kit!
Finally I was able to shrink the video and post (I hope). Third flight March 2015, still pretty shy about flying the new airplane!Posted by Fly Fliteskin on Monday, June 1, 2015