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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2012, 10:42:35 AM »
That is too cool! I'd heard about those testbeds but never seen them depicted. I certainly would never have guessed that techies got shoe-horned into the old cockpit position! Cheers raafif!
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2012, 10:56:08 PM »
Take Cyberhobby's Ju-88, revert it back to twin tails and put it in USAF-Vietnam service along with a radarless ground attack He-219.    ;D
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 03:58:30 AM »
One could use the Ju88 prototype as a starting point for an airliner derivative...

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2012, 06:49:06 AM »
I've recently read about the initial RLM requirement for the Ju-388J heavy fighter to be an anti-B-29 aircraft as the Germans were apparently concerned that the Superforts would be deployed to Europe.  This was also the impetus for the Ta-152H series as high-altitude fighters.

Always thought the 388 was dead sexy in its various incarnations, but this adds a new sheen of mystique to the type.
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2012, 11:25:40 PM »
Also Wiki (OK not the most reliable) recon the Japanese were interested in it and had a copy of the plans.

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2012, 02:44:55 AM »
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2012, 07:20:26 AM »
Well, the later Ju-88 series became known for those marsupial-pouch belly panniers. How about going the whole hog (or, perhaps, wombat) ...

Could see that doing Grand Canyon tours as well.....  :D

Perhaps it could be converted to nosewheel configuration? Extend the engine pods aft of the wing to provide a new, aft mounting point for the long, retractable gear, then put the nosewheel in the base of the pod, either fixed (and spatted, of course  ;)) or retractable. You could use a similar configuration for cargo with a "tin" pod with a rear door.


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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2012, 03:18:20 AM »
I like to model torpedo-bombers. I "fell in love" with the Lindberg Ju-88 way back in the 60's (the one with the retractable landing gear and movable control surfaces) and I wanted to do a Ju-88-style torpedo bomber, but always liked the Ju-388 *LOOK* so...on my "project list" is a Ju-388 torpedo bomber. I am "told" that the 388 was a high-altitude fighter not "worthy" of being wasted on low-level missions. Bronx Cheer!!

I love the sleek look and the tail gun(s). My airbrush is not fine enough for the "wave-mirror" camo I would like to put on it, but since it is down the list a ways, I will have time to mull over what camo would be do-able.
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Re: Ju388T
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012, 02:17:50 PM »
I like to model torpedo-bombers. I "fell in love" with the Lindberg Ju-88 way back in the 60's (the one with the retractable landing gear and movable control surfaces) and I wanted to do a Ju-88-style torpedo bomber, but always liked the Ju-388 *LOOK* so...on my "project list" is a Ju-388 torpedo bomber.


According to the big book of all things Ju388 (see below), the Ju388M was to be a torpedo bomber version...



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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2012, 09:29:48 PM »
"...was to be". That magic phrase in Wif world!

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2013, 02:11:16 PM »
Simple idea:


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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2013, 12:15:17 PM »
Ju-88 liner


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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2013, 02:41:14 AM »
Different...

I would perhaps base one on the prototypes:



or even something crazier such as this:


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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2013, 02:57:11 AM »
^^^^^
Was that an actual project?

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2013, 03:23:47 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2013, 04:56:56 AM »
^^^^^
Was that an actual project?

the glasshouse was to house engineers for testing the aircraft, not a transport/ airliner version ....... but I also had ideas for Lufthansa when the kit was released years ago :D

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2013, 10:38:53 PM »
I assume it was one of the Versuches machines for the development of the Ju288?

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2013, 05:09:32 AM »
It was ... but far weirder-ooking than written descriptions of the Ju 88 V5 conversion seemed to imply  :-\  Thanks for posting that Greg  :)
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2013, 05:36:08 AM »
Some Dragon Ju-88G-6's were picked up cheap with the thought of putting BMW radials on the kit and modifying it for USAF Vietnam ground attack.    Possibly their Ju-188 kit would work too.
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2017, 01:55:34 AM »
Heavy bomber based on Ju-88 (this appears for comparison)


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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2017, 02:21:21 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2017, 11:05:20 AM »
Heavy bomber based on Ju-88 is sooooo inspiring  :-*

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2018, 09:41:30 PM »
Bare-metal finish, and in pre-war USAAF markings.
Close enough for y'all to get the jist.

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Re: Junkers Ju85, Ju88, Ju288, Ju388 and Ju488... Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2019, 01:46:20 AM »
Random idea:  DB603 powered Ju88 or Ju188,
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