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#AA-4074   1/144 scale  Junkers Ju.322 Mammut  Heavy glider competed with Me.321

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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78 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decals

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Span: 430 mm

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Length: 224 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1940, due to the preparations for the invasion of Britain and Russia, the Luftwaffe's Transport Command realized a need for a larger capacity cargo and troop carrying aircraft. It was decided that the most cost-effective solution was to use giant gliders. Accordingly, the Luftwaffe issued a requirement for rapid development of a very large capacity transport glider to Junkers and Messerschmitt. Two proposals were accepted for construction as the Messerschmitt Me.321 Gigant and the Junkers Ju.322 Mammut. The Ju.322 was to be built out of non-strategic materials, using all-wooden construction. It carried almost all cargo inside the giant wing. The Ju 322 V1 made its maiden flight in April 1941, towed by a Junkers Ju.90. The glider was highly unstable under tow but, after being released, it stabilised but landed in a field from which it took two weeks to tow back to the launch airfield by tanks. Although design improvements were planned, the Luftwaffe ordered the Ju.322 project cancelled in May 1941, considering it an inherently poor design.

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Heavy transport glider prototype

Called for the glider to be capable of carrying either an 88 mm gun plus its tractor, or a medium tank.

62m.

32.25m

10m.

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3x MG15 Machine gun / 35,200lb load

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Model References

The Junkers Ju.322 Mammut package contents secret kits of four 1/144 Luftwaffe gliders as bonus:

The Junkers Ju.322 Mammut is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Luftwaffe experimental aircraft

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Luftwaffe heavy glider competition

Junkers Ju.320 Mammut

Messerschmit Me.321 Gigant

War time gliders