A curious German weapon

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  1. pampa14

    pampa14 Regular Member

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    I share with you photos of one of the most curious designs of the Luftwaffe during World War II. I'm talking about Junkers Ju-287 and its unusual design. If it had entered into service and built in quantity would have changed the course of the war? What do you think? Visit the link below, you will find it a lot of photos and a full report on this almost unknown aircraft. I hope you enjoy.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/blog-post.html


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  3. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Any specs available?

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    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    It was a test bed and prototype bomber. It was designed to outrun the allied air attack. Sad part is, it came too late in the warfare like Jet engine to make any difference in the outcome. As far as specs are concerned,

    General characteristics

    • Crew: two
    • Length: 18.30 m (60 ft 0 in)
    • Wingspan: 20.11 m (66 ft 0 in)
    • Height: 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
    • Wing area: 61 m2 (660 sq ft)
    • Empty weight: 12,500 kg (27,558 lb)
    • Gross weight: 20,000 kg (44,092 lb)
    • Powerplant: 4 × Junkers Jumo 004B-1 turbojet engines, 8.825 kN (1,984 lbf) thrust each :::Ju 287 V2 and Ju 287 V3: 6 x Junkers Jumo 004B-1
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 558 km/h; 302 kn (347 mph) at 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
    • Cruise speed: 512 km/h; 276 kn (318 mph) at 7,000 m (22,966 ft)
    • Range: 1,570 km (976 mi; 848 nmi)
    • Service ceiling: 9,400 m (30,800 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 9.67 m/s (1,904 ft/min)
    Courtesy : Wikipedia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_287
     
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  5. Rahul Prakash

    Rahul Prakash Regular Member

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    Germans have some really futuristic weapons that they could not bring in huge nos at the end of the war.

    Do you know about the Horten ho stealth bomber.
     
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    Ho-229 derived from H2 glider designed by Horten brothers. Marvelous piece of engineering. Enjoy its recreation by Northrop-Grumman.

     
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