The Messerschmitt P.1099 was a late war German heavy jet fighter proposal. It was a further development of the Messerschmitt Me 262, with both the tail section and the wings being the same. The plane was planned in a way that it could later be developed into multiple roles, including a night fighter, the version I decided to build. This is purely my own imagination, as there is no official documentation of the installation of the FuG 220 Lichtenstein radar for night fighters.

The kit is from Revell, which has published a whole lot of cheap, German luft ’46 projects. The kit is nicely detailed, however there are some fitting issues with the engine nacelles which did require a lot of putty.

The camouflage depicts a desert night fighters, with a RLM 79/80 upper side and a RLM 22 bottom side. I also added a FuG 220 Lichtenstein radar, which was standard equipment for German night fighters. I also opted to not use the 50mm cannon as this would interfere with the radar, and instead use the 4*30mm armament instead.

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  1. Axel Thomas

    This P.1090 model is looks great! However, it would have been highly unlikely that a night fighter at this late period would still have used a FuG 220 radar. All advanced designs were to use the FuG 240 Bremen, the centimetric radar that did away with the ‘Hirschgeweih’ antenna and used a small parabolic antenna that could be covered by a streamlined enclosure. A good example is the Go 229 V7, which was in the early stages of construction at the end of the war.
    That all said it’s still a lovely model! 🙂
    Cheers Axel

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