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Messerschmitt Me163

Academy Messerschmitt Me163

A couple of Academy kits of the rocket powered Messerschmitt 163. This one is placed on the wheels that it drops after take-off. It uses a ski for the landing.
(Model finished 2002)

Academy Messerschmitt Me163S

This is the trainer Me163S. It was just a glider lacking an engine. I built it out of the box, placed on the tractor that is included in the kit.
(Model finished 2002)

Academy Scheuch-Schlepper

I have always beleaved that the tractor for the Me163 was called Scheuschlepper bu now when I wanted to be sure of the spelling I learned that it is wrong. It should be Scheuch-Schlepper. Scheusch was apparently a firm under the Auto Union who made agricultural machines so Scheuch-Schlepper is translating to Scheuch-Tractor.
(Model finished 2002)

The Academy Me163 kit has a rather bad looking tractor that I built for the two-seater. I found pictures of the three wheel tractor and I tried to convert it for my single seater. I used the front (modified) of the tractor and made new wheels and the tail.


Heller Messerschmitt Me163

Sometimes you buy a model to later find out that you are not so interested in it.
(Model finished 2016)

At a model show I found a second hand Heller Me163 really cheap and bought it. Almost immediately I started to wonder why I bought it. Instead of putting it in the stash to linger there forever, I decided to throw it together. I found a French colour scheme I liked and thats it.

Stockholm May 27, 2002 Updated October 09,2023
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