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 Post subject: Revell Junkers Ju-390
PostPosted: Tue 20 Jun 2017 22:46 pm 
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I've been contemplating building this beast, With 3 Revell Ju-290's at my disposal, Two being the A-5 & the other being the A-7, I now ask. If I were to build such a behemoth as the Amerika Bomber Version, with the use of Wikipedia and countless sites, which is the most accurate? I've peered at the Wikipedia and noticed it had the following;
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Proposed fitment of a pair of 4 x MG 131 Hecklafette HL 131V quadmount manned turrets, one in tail and one in nose.

But then seen on other sites that this wouldn't have worked due to the sheer weight they'd add, adding to this that the A-7's Modification of the Nose turret with the single 20mm would've been the perfect addition instead for Weight issues while keeping the ordinary Tail turret., while even other accounts say it had the simple A-5 lay-out of the 290 with no additional weaponry added. I don't wish to build the V1/2, I'm attempting to find a "Historical" & "Accurate" Version for the C Variant this including weapons layout, including even a potential bomb bay?
Now I know a few exceptional individuals have taken on the Junkers 390 in 1/72 Scale before and I now ask for your Guru-Wisdom what you know of this Gigantic Bomber that Supposedly flew on the U.S coast and back at somepoint near the end of the war. :notworthy: :notworthy: I beg you.


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jun 2017 08:49 am 
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I have built the V2, but made the extra parts, as I did not want to buy the conversion kit, (Antares models from memory). Make sure you add sufficient wing sparring or they will droop. What I have researched, the raid on the U.S., is an "urban myth", (but could you imagine the repercussions if it did drop a bomb or two on New York).
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My rendition of the Ju 390
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jun 2017 09:33 am 
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Interesting to note that the Germans prepared Dirty bombs to drop on New York- they are now sitting in the IWM stores at Cardington.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun 2017 20:11 pm 
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I've heard about the dirty bombs but didn't know they were stored at Cardington, Czartan.

Now i've done some more digging and found more conflicting reports

Hypothetical of the Junkers 290 A-8, retaining the Nose turret set up from the previous A-7 Version, with additional top turrets.

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Another Hypothetical Junkers 290 A-8 with the QuadMount front and rear turrets instead, with a turret sneaked in just behind the gondola.
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An artist's rendition of the Junkers Ju-290B
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and a 1/144 scale of the Junkers 390 in Japanese Export, carrying the Quadmounts again
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Am I just to assume that the Junkers 390 "Amerika Bomber" Ver. would carry Quad mounts? the MTOW issue still remains having more guns onboard? being that 117,092 lb was the MTOW of the V-1, As WingnutMike's version of the V-2 depicts the weight would be even more than the V-1's making it even harder to take off with a potential bombload.

The A-7's Nose section seems to be more realistic and more efficient than the proposed Hecklafette HL 131V quadmount manned turrets in the nose and tail.


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