You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe WING DATA PLATE, originating from a VERY RARE Ju188 D-2 Naval Recconaisaance Bomber! This aircraft was most likely lost Italy or the Medeterrainenan in 1944/1945.
The Junkers Ju 188 was a German Luftwaffe high-performance medium bomber built during World War II, the planned follow-up to the Ju 88 with better performance and payload. It was produced only in limited numbers, due both to the presence of improved versions of the Ju 88, as well as the increasingly effective Allied strategic bombing campaign against German industry and the resulting focus on fighter production.
In early 1944, it was decided to focus on reconnaissance versions of the A and E models, thus creading teh Ju188 D. The airframe was modified with the removal of the bomb aimer and the forward gun, and additional fuel cells were added to extend the range to 3,400 km. The Ju 188 D-1 was otherwise similar to the A-1, and the Ju 188 D-2 fitted nose radar (FuG200) for naval reconnaissance. Similar conversions of the E models were the Ju 188 F-1 and Ju 188 F-2.
This data tag was one fo the MAIN data plates located on the WING of the Ju188. It indicated the type, serial number, and manufacturer.
Made of aluminum, this is a FANTASTIC piece. It feautres some slight scratches and bends, but it is VERY SOLID otherwise. Some slight corrosion, however all information is CLEARLY legible. Made by Junkers, markings indicated are:
Hersteller jbq (Junkers)
Originating from the same aircraft as the MAIN data plate I have in my other listing. As so few Ju188’s were built (much less, the D-2 variant), it makes this a VERY RARE item that would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!
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