Academy 48th scale Focke-Wulf Ta-183 Huckebein
Israeli service in 1952
Model & diorama built 5th May 2020 to 31st August 2020
I had wanted to return to some Luft '46 projects for a while and the
Huckebein fitted the bill. However I wanted it to be in the service of a
Nation that we would never associate it with - yet it should still be
plausible. So I hit upon the idea of it being in Israeli service in the
1950s which would have been plausible as they had used the Bf-109 after
Whilst researching the project I found that Czechoslovakia had a number of
Me-262 airframes at war's end that they pressed into service for several
years. It was rumoured that these had been sent to Israel in 1948. However
the rumours appear to have been cover for a genuine shipment of British
The diorama makes use of the Airfix "Afghan Single Storey House".
Photos of the original kits are here.