1/72 E-4 ENZIAN / BV 246 HAGELKORN MISSILE SET CONDORThe Messerschmitt Enzian subsonic ground-to-air missile was intended as a blast weapon. Its design was undertaken at Messerschmitt early in 1944. It was in essence an unmanned version of the Me 163 Komet aircraft, employing much wood in it’s construction. To launch and boost the missile, four Schmidding solid fuel rockets were grouped symmetrically around the fuselage. The launch rails were 6,80m in length and were mounted on a modified 88mm gun platform. The Enzian test models were designed to have the Walter RI-210B rocket motor in the rear fuselage. Control of the missile was by means of a radio link, with joystick control and line of sight guidance. The operational version of the Enzian was to be the E-4, flying up to mach 0.9. In all, 38 Enzian missiles were tested. (this is one of the two subjects in this German missiles set)The second missile in this kit is the Blohm & Voss BV 246 Hagelkorn (Hailstone). The idea of the BV glider bomb was to attack targets safely and cheaply by releasing the BV 246 at considerable range and allowing it to glide to target aerodynamically. The unpowered BV 246 possessed very clean lines. To control and guide the bomb, a gyroscope gave control signals to the rudder, and these signals were, in turn, modified by and direction-finding device tuned to a radio beam from the parent aircraft.On 12th December 1943, series production began on the BV 246B, but it was cancelled on 26th February 1944, due to enforced pruning of the German missile program in general. The glider bomb was used in a test program from the early summer of 1944 until December.Examples of carrier aircraft that were used were the Fw 190G-8 and the He-111. However, none were used in combat.Rare findPowered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.