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Ju-88G1 NJG7 1 by WS-Clave Ju-88G1 NJG7 1 by WS-Clave
The Junkers Ju-88 was a multi-role aircraft which entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1939. It was used as a bomber, night fighter, heavy fighter, dive bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft with over 15,000 being built during the war.

The early versions of the Ju-88 first saw action in Poland and Norway to a limited degree, but much greater numbers were available for the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. There were various modifications and improvements during the war with over 30 versions and sub-versions made.

The Ju-88 A-4 was armed with up to 6 x 7.92mm machine guns, and carried up to 3,000Kg of bombs internally. The G-1 carried 4 x 20mm cannon and 2 or 4 x 7.92mm machine guns.

This example is a Ju-88 G-1 of 3/NJG7 Luftwaffe, circa 1945.
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vitezaucide Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
This one looks real weird, I always thought those radar antennas in the nose looked flimsy, the tail is not round and the nose is not, and why is the belly black?
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
It's just how it is - maybe it was all-black then partly painted over...

The tail was a new design - I am guessing it was better for this fighter than the bomber, the G-7 also has this tail.
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