He 280 V2, GJ+CA, March 1943
On March 30th, 1941, the first flight of the second prototype took place. Heinkel test pilot, Fritz Schäfer, piloted the aircraft. The
engines of the aircraft were HeS 8A. It was the first flight of turbojet-powered aircraft designed, from the very beginning, as a
fighter plane. At the beginning of 1943, the aircraft was modified; it got Jumo 004 turbojet engines. On March 16th, 1943, the
plane conducted its first flight with these engines.
The aircraft was painted RLM 02, which was used by Luftwaffe for prototypes, and it bore the crosses on six positions – on the
upper sides and undersides of the wings and on the sides of the fuselage. Stammkennzeichen of the aircraft was on the undersides
of the wings and on both sides of the fuselage. Marking of the second prototype was on the left side of the fuselage.
Cat. No. 8068
INFO Eduard - April 2018