The Heinkel He 280 was the first turbojet-powered fighter aircraft in the world. It was inspired by Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on research into high-speed flight and built on the company's experience with the He 178 jet prototype. A combination of technical and political factors led to it being passed over in favor of the Messerschmitt Me 262. Only nine were built and none reached operational status.
He 280 V3
Coded as "GJ+CB".
1942-07-05: First flight.
1945-05: Captured at Heinkel-Sud factory complex at Wien-Schwechat, Austria.
Merlin Models limited run injection model kit with white metal detail parts.