Special Hobby have announced the welcome re-release of their 1:32 kit of the He 100D - the spectacular competitor of the Bf 109, and the centre of an elaborate propaganda ruse as the fictional "He 113" that proved so successful that numerous RAF pilots recorded encountering them in combat, despite none ever reaching front-line service.

Heinkel He 100D-1 "Propaganda Jäger He 113"

The Heinkel He 100D was flown in comparative flight tests against the Messerschmitt Bf 109 type in the competition for the standard Luftwaffe fighter. Eventually, the Bf 109 became the winner, but as the He 100D outperformed it in a couple of respects, it also reached the production, albeit giving only a very small batch of airframes. These were later used by German nazi propaganda to give birth to the legend of a new Luftwaffe fighter called the Heinkel He 113. The He 100D received emblems of non-existing units and posed for photographers and film makers. In reality, the machines served in the defence of the Heinkel factory.

Our model comes on three styrene sprues. These are joined by a clear cockpit canopy, a fret of etches and a sheet of decals catering for markings of three fictious Luftwaffe units.

- the only existing 1/32 model of the He 100D

- interesting colour schemes

- etches and resin details already in the box

Kit #SH32009 will be available from Special Hobby soon - Price: 48.60 Euros 

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