You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe WING DATA PLATE, originating from a VERY RARE Ju88 G-1 Heavy Night Fighter! Though I do not have any history, it was recovered by RAF Technical Intelligence. and 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.
All previous night fighter versions of the Ju 88 used a modified A-series fuselage. The G-series fuselage was purpose-built for the special needs of a night fighter, with the A-series’ Bola ventral under-nose defensive gun position omitted for lower aerodynamic drag and less weight, and adding the enlarged squared-off vertical fin/rudder tail unit of the Ju 188. G-1 aircraft possessed more powerful armament and like the earlier R-1, used a pair of 1,700 PS BMW 801 radial engines, the G-1 using the later BMW 801G-2 version. Electronic equipment consisted of the then-standard FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2 90 MHz VHF radar using eight-dipole Hirschgeweih antennas, which could include fitment of the borderline-SHF-band FuG 350 Naxos radar detector with its receiving antenna housed in a teardrop-shaped streamlined fairing above the canopy, or FuG 227 Flensburg radar detector homing devices that had their own trio of twin-dipole antennae: one on each wing leading edge and one under the tail. One Ju 88G-1 of 7. Staffel/NJG 2 was flown by mistake to RAF Woodbridge in July 1944, giving the Royal Air Force its first chance to check out the VHF-band Lichtenstein SN-2 radar and Flensburg radar detector gear.
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. and all information is CLEARLY legible. Markings indicated are:
Sach Nr. 88.599 G-1
Werk Nr. 09 17R
The RAF Serviceman wring on the back “WING”, indicating it’s location. As so few Ju88 G-1’s were built, it makes this a VERY RARE item that would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!
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