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#AA-4039   1/144 scale  Junkers Ju.390V-1  Amerika-bomber reached US east coast

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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112 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decals

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Span: 277 mm

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Length: 181 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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 1942, the Luftwaffe issued competition calling for a long range bomber capable of striking targets in the U.S. east coast, primarily New York city. Junkers took parts in a competition with its Ju.390 design. Other competitors were Heinkel with He.277, Messerschmit with Me.264 and Tank with Ta.400. In order to build the first prototype extremely quickly, Junkers chose the most simple path, enlarge the Ju.290 with six engines. Since the majority of components for the construction came from elements of the Ju.90 and Ju.290, the first flight of the Ju.390 took place as early as 1943. The Ju.390 was claimed to have made a test flight from Germany to Cape Town, and other test flight from France to a point 19 km off US east coast in 1944. Not only the Luftwaffe interested, but also Japan Army Air Force considered for its potential for striking U.S. western coast. The detailed manufacturing drawings were scheduled to hand over to Japan in 1945. However, at the end of 1944, the Ju.390 program was cancelled on the orders of RLM for allocating design time to other more pressing projects.

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Long-range heavy bomber prototype

Intended to be able to strike at locations along the east coast of the United States of America

50.30m.

33.40m

6.90m.

6x BMW 801E radial engines

505 km/h

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10,000kg bomb load

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Model References

The Junkers Ju.390 package contents secret kits of four 1/144 Luftwaffe airplanes as bonus:

The Junkers Ju.390 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Luftwaffe experimental aircraft

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Luftwaffe / Technisches Amt (GL/C) heavy bomber competition

Junkers Ju.390

Heinkel He.277

Messerschmit Me.264

Tank Ta.400

War time long-range bombers

Avro Lancaster

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

Blohm und Voss Bv.P.188

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Douglas XB-19 Hemisphere Defender

Douglas XB-31

Handley Pages Halifax

Heinkel He.274

Heinkel He.277

Horten Ho.XVIII

Junkers Ju.290

Junkers Ju.390

Junkers Ju.488

Junkers Ju.287

Kawasaki Ki-91

Lockheed XB-30

Martin XB-33A

Messerschmitt Me.P.08

Messerschmitt Me.264

Northrop XB-35

Petlyakov Pe-8

Short Stirling

Tank Ta.400

Tupolev TB-3

Vickers Windsor