Ju88 A2 Location of Rato packs under wings - Help Needed

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    Hello People.

    I'm building the 1/32 Revell JU88 and want to add the MDC Rato Packs to make the A2. I am having diffiuclty locating a reference showing the rato mounting point on the ju88. Can anyone assist?

    Cheers

    Gromit:D
     
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    this is the Arado with rocket assist so my guess would be pretty much the same arrangement
     

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    There are a number of references for Arado and Gigant even, but nothing I can find for JU88. The JU88A was fitted with dive brakes and I was wondering if they interfered with mounting the RATO. Its possible that that RATO was mounted over the dive brakes (not used during take off) or outboard of them. It would make sense to mount the RATO as close as possible to the fuselage so....any further thoughts?

    BTW, thats a nice Arado, where is it?
     
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    I think I've seen a pic of them mounted on the mid rear fuselage, but not sure. I'll have a bit of a search in my references.
     
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    Nope, they were on the wings on the A2 - must be a later version I'm thinking of. Found these so far, from the Kagero book 'Ju88, Vol 1'.
    Hope this helps a bit (BTW, they're in PDF format, so might need to download).
     

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    #6 mikewint, Mar 8, 2011
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    Gromit, you are wecome, airframes document seems to comfirm the wing mount. The unit could be dropped once airborne so dive break problems would be moot.
    that pic is from the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Int. Airport near Washington, D.C. It is in effect the overflow from the Smithsonian collection on the mall
     

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    Thanks Airframes Thats the goods! I've just purchased that Kagero reference online.

    Appreciate the help:p
     
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    The Smithsonian is a bucket list destination! I've had the pleasure of Duxford UK but haven't set foot in the US. Given the unusual value of the Aus Dollar I may remedy that shortly! really appreciate the help fellas. Cheers
     
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