Ju 390 Help!

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ThatZenoGuy
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Re: Ju 390 Help!

Post by ThatZenoGuy » 08 Nov 2021 01:35

Simon Gunson wrote:
08 Nov 2021 01:31
ThatZenoGuy wrote:
07 Nov 2021 03:28
So what was the intended role of the 390? It's a massive bloody plane but if wikipedia is to be believed it's bombload was about 7200 kilograms, less than half of the maximum B29 load of 20 tons? All on a chassis who's top takeoff weight was 10 tons at the least higher than the 29's.
Just curious, where do you get 10 tons from?
It allegedly has only four external hardpoints for bombs, and I am not sure if they could've handled the 2500 monsters Germany occasionally had. Wikipedia (yeah I know, its not remotely a good source but its a baseline i suppose?) lists 1800 bombs instead.

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Re: Ju 390 Help!

Post by Denniss » 09 Nov 2021 18:20

The south African flight did not happen either

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Re: Ju 390 Help!

Post by Larry D. » 09 Nov 2021 20:52

Nor did Matsuwa (Mitua) airfield have anything to do with long-range aircraft flying from Germany. The Wermacht fuel drums were brought to Ostrov Matua shortly after the Soviets occupied it on 23 August 1945.

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Re: Ju 390 Help!

Post by ju55dk » 10 Nov 2021 21:36

There is a lot of crab information in this tread. The Ju 390 never had a fligt in the atlantic, and was never with FAGr 5 in France. In the 90'thies I interwied a lot af crewmembers from FAGr 5, and accessed a bunch of Flugbücher. No one have ever seen a Ju 390. And attached a report from LW-KM about the bird wich with a little luck Junckers would have had 2 maschines ready end 1944. Surviving company records also confirm that the Ju 390 stayed in eastern Germany. BAMA
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In september 1944 it was'nt even considered an option anymore

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Larry D.
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Re: Ju 390 Help!

Post by Larry D. » 10 Nov 2021 23:20

Thanks for posting - an Important and much needed document, Jörn.

We all have a responsibility here to debunk myth-makers and rumor-mongers using solid proof from corroborated primary documents and other high quality sources.

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