Junkers Ju-188 W-2

Started by TomZ, December 29, 2021, 11:40:36 AM

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Junkers Ju-188 W-2

In 1941 the Heinkel He-115 serving with the Luftwaffe was showing its age. Introduced in 1939 the He-115 was too slow and lightly armed to survive in a hostile environment. The Luftwaffe starting searching for a replacement and the Junkers factory offered to convert the new Ju-188 bomber to a seaplane.

The first Ju-188 flew in January 1942 and a batch of 48 aircraft were ordered, which were delivered from August 1942. Although faster than the He-115, the Ju-188W was still not very high with 412 km/h and the aircraft fared little better than its predecessor. Total production of the Ju-188W was 63 aircraft.

Model: 1/72 Italeri Ju-188, floats from Revell He-115

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A 188 on floats ??? Ohhh hell yeah   ;D ;D ;
Tom mate you nailed this one..top marks bud  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Now that's come out very well  :bow: :bow:
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I have a Do.17 earmarked for similar treatment.

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


Oh, I like that.  :lol: Even though the floats could have ended up a bit further ahead, with the engines more or less above their center.


Simple but effective. Looks great.


Nice! very well done! :thumbsup:

David aka 63cpe

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