Junkers Ju 287 variants

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Re: Junkers Ju 287 variants

Post by Cantankerous » 06 Sep 2019 21:10

The book "Junkers Aircraft and Engines 1913-1945" by Anthony Kay (https://www.amazon.co.uk/reader/0851779 ... y=ef%20131) notes that the Ju 287 V5 and V6 were to be prototypes for the Ju 287B-1 and Ju 287B-2 respectively, while the V3 and V4 were to be the Ju 287A-1 and Ju 287A-2 prototypes. Drawings of the Ju 287B can be found at this link:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v654264963

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Re: Junkers Ju 287 variants

Post by Cantankerous » 31 Oct 2019 03:17

Huck wrote:
24 Oct 2004 14:34
There is an article about Ju-287 on the excellent site http://perso.wanadoo.fr/prototypes.com/index.html

http://prototypes.free.fr/ju287/ju287-1.htm

For those who do not speak French here's a summary:

Ju-287 V1 with 4 Jumo 004B (testbed with He-177 fuselage, flown in 1944)

Ju-287 V1 (identical with Ju-287 V1, but not completed)
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Ju-287 V3 with 6 RD-10 (Jumo 004B) and Ju-288 fuselage (flown in 1947)

Ju-287 V4 (identical with Ju-287 V1, used for static tests)

The drawing below represents the EF-131, a slightly modified Ju-287 V3
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Ju-287 production model with 4 He S 011 (not completed)
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EF-125 - projected development of Ju-287 production model with 2 Jumo 012 or 2 BMW 018 (not completed)
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EF-140 - russian built EF-131 with 2 RR Nene (flown in 1948)
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All images are from:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/prototypes.com/index.html
The Ju 287 production model with the 4 Heinkel Hirth HesS 11 turbojets was the Junkers Ju 287B-1, which had the same glazed nose section as the Ju 287 V3 and Ju 287A-1/A-2. The machine with the caption "Ju-287 production model with 4 He S 011 (not completed)" is actually the Jumo 004-powered Ju 287A-2, which had six engines (two fuselage mounted, four in two wing-mounted pairs).

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