View Full Version : Luftwaffe 1946 - Junkers JU-187
07-17-2004, 02:20 PM
wow .....that is very neat! I can see that the rear gunner would have a better shot at enemy aircraft coming up from behind and also a much poorer chance of actually blowing off his own tail hehe.
Interesting ideas and cool shots!
07-17-2004, 02:26 PM
You are exactly right DK! That is why the tail was designed that way. Thank you for your comments!:-cool
07-17-2004, 02:40 PM
Wow! Thatīs a curious plane...Really nice one!
07-17-2004, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the interesting info regarding this strange bird:-cool...loved pics number 2 and the last one, beautiful!:D
Cool looking plane ... :D
07-17-2004, 03:51 PM
Very nice shots of a wacky bird, Mike. I'm a bit surprised that performance wasn't much better than the JU87. Seems like it would have a lot less drag. Perhaps they were still using a similarly underpowered engine? - Matt D.
07-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Awesome pics :D I too love the second shot of the Junkers Ju-187 :-eek!!
07-17-2004, 06:49 PM
Very nice shots of this interesting bird! :) I just downloaded her a few minutes ago, haven't flown it yet though.
07-17-2004, 10:50 PM
Another nice one Mike Yeager! That plane is confusing visually, but pretty cool! :)
07-17-2004, 10:58 PM
Hey you guys - thanks so much! This is truly a very strange plane, but for some reason I really like it.:-wave
A strange bird indeed, but great shots!
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What a bird Mike, this one is new to me, GREAT!!!:-jumpy
07-19-2004, 01:52 AM
Pol - Thanks Buddy!
Jan - Danke mein Herr!!!:-wave
03-18-2005, 08:51 AM
This aircraft was meant to replace the aging JU-87 Stuka. It never went into service, as the FW-190 was doing a nice job as a strike aircraft. This bird only made it through wind tunnel testing and never flew. One interesting aspect is that the tail surface rotates 180 degrees and points down during flight, and up while the gear is down.
Hope you like the shots!.............................Mike:-wave
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