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Revell Junkers Ju 88P-1 1/72 Scale

December 10, 2020 · in Aviation · · 10 · 3K

This is a conversion of of Germany's excellent Ju 88C-6 kit into a cannon-armed P-1 version using an Aimes conversion set. This set consist of a vacuformed gondola, resin nose and canopy combing, brass gun barrel, and decals – a nice package.
The Ju88P-1 carried a 7.5 cm PaK 40L semi-automatic Bordkanone in a large gondola under the fuselage. It was intended for use against ground targets and as a long-range bomber destroyer. Forty Ju-88P were produced, but the heavy cannon affected both speed and maneuverability making the aircraft vulnerable to interception.

For anyone interested, construction notes are here:

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10 responses

  1. This is an excellent conversion and an equally excellent build, Jeff.
    Well done!

  2. I like everything about this - my favorite scale, unusual subject, and well-executed model! Nice paint work and weathering.

  3. A great build, Jeff.
    This is a unique conversion, not often seen.
    I like your paintwork a lot.
    Such an armament would likely reduce the airspeed a lot while firing.

  4. A real smart, tight build that brings out the best in the kit. The out door photo's with the sky and tree line being slightly out of focus adds a little more depth to the fore ground and really adds or compliments the model even more.

    Two thumbs up Jeff.

    Thankyou for sharing.

  5. My compliments on the paint job and weathering, very nice!

  6. Nicely done Jeff, interesting subject !

  7. Well none Jeff and nice pics as well. Liked the paint job and weathering too.

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