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  1. JUNKERS388

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    HI,
    I JUST SIGNED UP. HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN READING TOPICS ON THIS SITE FOR A YEAR OR SO. I'M CURRENTLY BUILDING A JU 188. MY SON AND I HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE ONE FROM 9./KG 26 OFF THE DECALS SET. THERE IS NOT MUCH INFO IN THE SET. I KNOW THIS WAS A BOMBER UNIT. BUT, DID THIS UNIT ALSO USE TORPEDOS? OR WAS IT ONLY BOMBS?
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    Welcome aboard Rick!
    Hope someone will be able to answer your questions.
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    Hello and welcome from England. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe KG26 was only used in the bombing role, having been equipped with Heinkell III's earlier, and been a major component during the Battle of Britain.
    There are others here who can probably provide a fuller answer, but AFAIK, 'off the top of my head', the Ju188's of KG26 were used in the 'Little Blitz' against targets in southern England and London, in late 1943 to 1944.
     
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    G'day rick, welcome!

    one decal reference I have (see below) does indicate torpedo use but I dont have either book references...

    Source AIMS 1/72 Decal set Ju188
     

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    From the book Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo aircraft and Operations in WWII on April 21st 1945 four junkers Ju 188's were shot down by mosquitos out of 8 and five Ju88's where shot down over the North Sea. The aircraft where based in Northern Norway and where supposedly seen dropping there to torpedo's to help avoid being attacked. The Ju 88's where part of II/KG 26 and the Ju 188's where part of III/KG 26. Line up of III/KG 26's in Norway. Luftwaffe claims 6 crews lost.
     

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    Picture from the book Waffen Arsenal series 183 though a smaller picture of the same aicraft is in the book mentioned above
     
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    Welcome to the site and good luck with your build.
     
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    Hello and welcome! I'll look forward to seeing it when it's completed. :)
     
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    Welcome to the family mate! Looking forward to see the finished model....
     
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    Dont know if this will help but found this while looking through some of my older stuff.
     

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    Welcome!

    Here is what I found.....

    Kampfgeschwader 26

    III./KG 26
    "In 4.44 converted to Ju 88A-17, and in 8.44 - 11.44 to Ju 188A-3."

    from 'Warplanes of the Luftwaffe' by David Donald, pg 176...

    "Ju 88A-17 was a Ju 88A-4 Torpedo conversion with two LT F5b torpedoes and equipment fairing beside nose."

    pg 181....

    "The Ju 188A-3 version was a torpedo bomber, able to carry two LT 1 B or F5b torpedoes under the inner wings......"

    Looks like 9./KG 26 did have Ju 88s with torpedoes after April '44.
     
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    Hi Rick, and welcome to the forum. Oh, dump the CAPS lock, it gives the
    impression you're shouting. Hope you find what you're looking for....

    Charles
     
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