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Should I do a Ju88 or Ju188 based floatplane

Ju88
13 (54.2%)
Ju188
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Voting closed: June 06, 2012, 07:47:00 PM

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Ju88 or Ju188?
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:47:00 PM »
Folks,

As previously mentioned elsewhere in the forum, I am tempted to do a floatplane based on either the Ju88 or the Ju188.  The idea would be for this to either complement or replace the He-115.  The problem I have though is that I simply can't make up my mind regarding which to do.  What do you think?

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 11:31:09 PM »
The obvious answer .... Both!!

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 12:12:21 AM »
I've always preferred the look of the 88 over the 188, but this is just personal taste.

With some other land-to-seaplane conversions, I believe earlier versions were typically used, at least in the prototype stage. This freed the more up-to-date models for front-line duties (remembering the Spitfire seaplane).

Whichever you decide, I think the results will be fantastic!

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 04:32:24 AM »
i think either would look good but ive gone for the 88  :D
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 04:47:36 AM »
Aarrgghhh!!!  You lot are as bad as me...the vote is running even!

Maybe I need to start getting people to give me reasons for one over the other...
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 05:19:09 AM »
I personally think the JU-88 would suit a floatplane look better... The 188 looks nose heavy..

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 07:46:56 AM »
I went with Ju-88 for the same reason as ChrisF. For anti-shipping, it'd be tempting to have a cannon mount in the bomb site position as per Ju-88A-14 conversions.
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 10:27:20 AM »
I'm going for the Ju88 simply because it seems to do damn near everything well and would be most suitable.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 10:50:23 AM »
My second choice if I hadn't gone with the Bf 110 for my float plane build was the Ju 88. I just can't see a 188 as a floatplane.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 04:13:23 AM »
I personally think the JU-88 would suit a floatplane look better... The 188 looks nose heavy..

I've got to agree with Chris here.

Now a Ju-188 would seem ripe to be converted to jet power...

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 04:24:56 AM »
Ju 188 but only if you do it up like the He 119 V5 with buried engines and contra-props.





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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 09:35:11 PM »
Trust Jon to give me another option to consider!
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 01:15:03 AM »
 I thought about it, voted 88, then thought about it some more and changed it to 188. With pylon
 style, ( as opposed to strut ) floats, and the minimal surface clearance need to keep the props from
 gouging the water.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 02:14:11 AM »
I plan to use floats from a Ju-52 float plane on it:

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 05:08:29 AM »
Guess I'm going against the flow here --- I've always prefered the Ju 188 myself, so ------ go with the 188 Greg  :icon_killbill:

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2012, 09:02:15 AM »
I think Both !!!!

Ju-88 with the Ju-52's set-up for an early one -- then a -188 with pylon-floats for a late war version. :)

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012, 11:11:18 PM »
Well the floats are purchased...
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 02:37:20 AM »
A close vote there but it looks like the people have spoken (damn peasants...oops did I say that?!) and a Ju-88 it is. 

Mind you I could complicate this further and ask whether it should be a bomber or fighter Ju-88...
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 04:08:53 AM »
with floats its obviously a Patrol Bomber.. Like a mini german Sunderland... :)

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 06:47:15 AM »
Mind you I could complicate this further and ask whether it should be a bomber or fighter Ju-88...

Well it's big and it's on floats ... so it's gotta be a fighter, right?
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 08:27:56 PM »
Mind you I could complicate this further and ask whether it should be a bomber or fighter Ju-88...

Well it's big and it's on floats ... so it's gotta be a fighter, right?

Thanks. I just snorted beer.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 05:53:45 AM »
Folks,

I have moved some of the Ju88 Airliner ideas to here.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 11:35:46 PM »
Mind you I could complicate this further and ask whether it should be a bomber or fighter Ju-88...

Well it's big and it's on floats ... so it's gotta be a fighter, right?

Thanks. I just snorted beer.

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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2012, 03:04:46 AM »
1/48 Ju-88 has been ordered....
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Re: Ju88 or Ju188?
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012, 04:11:02 AM »
Ok, it's not a Junkers, but this Dornier proposal should give you an idea of the look I am going for:

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