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 Post subject: Ju88 - Aufkl.Gr 121
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Hi, everyone...

I'm new to the site, and wonder if you can help at all with information regarding an unusual colour scheme on a Ju88D coded 7A+GH of 1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr 121 in North Africa? One sources states it's a D-1, another that it's a D-4.

A photo of this machine is in Barry Rosch's book: Luftwaffe Codes, Markings & Units 1939-1945 (Schiffer) on page 143. I've also seen a colour representation of this aircraft in JR Smith & JD Gallaspy's book: Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings 1935-45, Volume 3 (Kookaburra) on page 57.

The above-mentioned photo does show a wrecked aircraft, but I would be interested to know if anyone could give me confirmation of the colour pattern on the upperwing surfaces/starboard fuselage and fin.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:45 pm 
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This same photo appears in Merrick's "German Aircraft markings 1939-45" and is described thus - "A most unusual application of desert camouflage colours adorns this Ju 88 of 1.(F)/121. The nose carries the well known white swan emblem of this unit." The photo is attributed to the Australian War Memorial.

Somewhere I have another photo of this aircraft .......I just need to find it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:11 pm 
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Could'nt find another photo of this aircraft, but did find this one of another interestingly camouflaged Ju 88 of 121.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Andy...

I am indebted to you once again... at least now I have an idea of a suitable pattern for the uppersurfaces of the model I'm working on, as this aircraft and the one in the other photo we have both seen, seem to be similarly camouflaged. Thank you.

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Obdl


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