Magnificent Flying Machines
12.5" CROSSLEY V-1 FLYING BOMB DOODLEBUG
The V-1 Flying bomb (German: Vergeltungswaffe or "Vengeance weapon) was also known as the "buzz bomb". It was, in effect, an early cruise missile. The first doodlebug flying bomb to target London, crashed and exploded at Grove Road near Mile End Park in East London. These sinister weapons became known for their distinctive sound followed by 15 seconds of eerie, menacing silence before the detonation of 2000 lb of explosives.
AT A GLANCE
- Wingspan: 12.5" (31.8 cm)
- Power system: Jetex
- Manufacturer: Richard Crossley
- Difficulty: Intermediate
Originally designed for Jetex Power this kit features realistic appearance and excellent flying qualities together with simple construction. The Jetex engines were designed for model aircraft by Joseph Mansour and brothers John and Charles Wilmot. To find out more about Jetex enginess, follow this link: Jetex engines .
- Strip wood
- Laser Cut Parts
- Balsa block
- Wood glue
The instructions attached to your plan may be a bit hard to read. We have re-typed them and you can download a set here:V1 Doodlebug Instructions
- 12.5" (31.8cm)