Friday, 4 February 2011

Hasegawa 1/72 Junkers Ju 88 G-6 Nachtjäger 'Berlin radar' boxing - last edit March 2016

A new boxing of the Hasegawa Ju 88 G with additional sprues for the G-6 Berlin or Morgenstern radar. Although we were promised a 'compact build review' in the pages of Scale Aircraft Modelling this month (see cover of February 2011 issue) I failed to spot it inside the magazine ! Herewith a selection of photos of the box and contents courtesy of my correspondent Freidarr from the This kit retails for a mind-boggling £45 in the UK, but everything is in the box to enable a fine replica to be built.  First pic up shows one of the engine sprues, the earlier G-1 engines are also in the box.The G-series fuselage omitted the A-series' Bola ventral defensive gun position and were fitted with the enlarged squared-off vertical fin/rudder tail unit of the Ju 188, more powerful armament and BMW 801 G-2 radial engines plus additional FuG 350 Naxos or FuG 227 Flensburg homing devices as well as the now-standard FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2 90 MHz VHF radar. The G-6 versions  were powered by Jumo 213A inline-V12 engines and often featured one or two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons in a Schräge Musik or slanting mount. Some of the final G-series models received new Jumo 213E engines and, as here, new radar installations, either the FuG 218 Neptun V/R or the latest FuG 240 Berlin N-1 cavity magnetron based, 30 GHz-band (centimetric) radar. Only a small number of these were usual click on the images to get a closer look..Enjoy!

Finished model by Alistair "Mottle Master"