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Slater_51st
07-18-2005, 02:02 AM
Hi guys, I found this while aimlessly wandering the halls of the internet.

A website regarding the Ju-388 in the possesion of the NASM, which sadly has no plans to restore it.
http://cip.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vernalek/Ju388US.html

I also have this, if anyone is interested:
http://aircraftwalkaround.hobbyvista.com/book_walk.html

I really hope we get to see this bird(the Ju-388)put on display sometime! From the pictures, the interior level of preservation looks pretty good! Alot better than something pulled out of a lake!

S! Slater

Grue_
07-18-2005, 03:00 AM
Amazing how intact the cockpit is.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Heliopause
07-18-2005, 05:24 AM
I have these two pics of the Ju 388L that was taken to the US. First pic is taken wilst taxiing at Freeman Field sept '45.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/heliopause/Ju388L.jpg

second pic also from Freeman Field. Aircraft was give the FE (Foreign Evaluation) 4010 code.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/heliopause/Ju388LUS.jpg

EnsignKarl1
07-19-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the pictures. I have seen the aircraft at the Garber Fac. twice but I never got to see the wings or empennnage. It was always a treat to go to Garber as the tour only went through about half of the buildings, and they changed it up a lot. With regard to the restoration, the new trend in aircraft display is 'less is more' according to the staff at Garber. If the aircraft is complete (like their P-38 and the Ju-388) all they want to do is ensure that it is dry and clean it up some. The only restoration they do is replacing missing pieces, maybe some paint and a good bath. We'll see this plane again at the Udvar Hazy Center. They have a lot of plans for displaying more aircraft yet.

Slater_51st
07-19-2005, 07:40 PM
Karl,

Thanks for the update! I don't want to see this plane flying(waay to rare for that I'd say!), but to see it put together again would be SWEEET!

S! Slater

flakwagen
07-20-2005, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by EnsignKarl1:
With regard to the restoration, the new trend in aircraft display is 'less is more' according to the staff at Garber.

I can understand this viewpoint. I saw the Arado 234 before and after restoration. They did a wonderful job on the cockpit, but the new paintjob makes it look like a giant fiberglass model. I think the same is true for their ME-262.

Heliopause
07-20-2005, 06:39 AM
Poor picture but it shows the Ju 388L flying.
Sept '45 with Capt. Fred McIntosh as the pilot.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/heliopause/Ju388LUSA.jpg

darkhorizon11
07-22-2005, 12:52 AM
They don't want to restore her huh? Too bad.
I'll give'em 200 bucks for it if they got no plans, I'd love to get some multi in that thing. Hell I could sand off the stupid swastika and pimp that thing out. All leather interior, 2 12" clarions, big screen,dvd player, the works. Big pimpin! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif