Ju-88S/Ju-188S

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    need some info on these, and service records (if any)
    AFAIK they were high-speed bombers
     
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    from the Bestandsmeldungen of I./KG 66
    Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen, I./KG66

    I used them for the table attached below.

    It appears from the I/KG66 records, that of the 134 Ju-88S/188S which transferred to I/KG66 (62 Ju-88S1, 70 Ju-88S3 and 2 Ju188S0) in 1943/44, 15 were lost to mechanical failure / pilot error or other non enemy action related causes and 42 were lost to enemy action (23 Ju-88S1 and 19 Ju-88S3) for a total loss of 57 planes. Out of the 77 remaining planes, 46 were send in for repairs and 10 were send to other LW-units and 21 remained in the unit at 1.1.45.
     

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    #4 ccheese, Feb 27, 2010
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    FYI, the Ju-188S and T had longer wings than the other 188's, and was redesignated Ju-388 series.

    Here's a list of the variants:

    Ju 88B - Prototype test bed of existing Ju 88 bomber.

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    Ju 88E - Prototype test bed of existing Ju 88 bomber.

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    Ju 188 - Base Series Designation developed from the Ju 88B and Ju 88E test bed.

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    Ju 188A - Fitted with Jumo series engines.

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    Ju 188A-1

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    Ju 188A-2 - Fitted with Jumo MW50 methanol-water injection engines.

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    Ju 188E - Fitted with BMW series engines.

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    Ju 188E-1

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    Ju 188E-2 - Torpedo Bomber

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    Ju 188C - Modified A-1 model; FA 15 powered turret fitted to tail with 2 x 13mm MG131 machine guns; single example produced.

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    Ju 188D-1 - Reconnaissance Version; similar to A-1 model.

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    Ju 188D-2 - Reconnaissance Version; fitted with nose radar for maritime reconnaissance.

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    Ju 188F-1 - E conversion models

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    Ju 188F-2 - E conversion models

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    Ju 188G-2 - BMW 801 engines; increased internal bomb bay; never produced; manned rear turret.

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    Ju 188H-2 - BMW 801 engines; reconnaissance platform version of the Ju 188G-2 model; never produced.

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    Ju 188R-0 - Modified E models as nightfighters; radar fitted along with 4 x 20mm OR 2 x 30mm cannons in nose; never produced.

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    Ju 188J - Proposed high altitude heavy-class fighter platform; sans bottom gunner position.

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    Ju 188K - Proposed high altitude bomber platform; sans bottom gunner position.

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    Ju 188L - Proposed high altitude reconnaissance platform; sans bottom gunner position.

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    Ju 188S - Longer wings; redesignated as Ju 388 series.
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    Ju 188T - "intruder" Variant; longer wings; redesignated as Ju 388 series.
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    Ju 388 - High-Altitude Variant Series; limited production quantity.



    Charles
     
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