Friday 31 May 2013

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 of 3./ NJG 2 in Gilze-Rijen

A rainy day during the spring of 1941 at Gilze-Rijen. Waffenwarte (armourers) carrying out gun harmonisation tests on a jacked-up Ju 88 C of 3./ NJG 2. The aircraft is in an in-flight attitude, note the lifting device supporting the rear fuselage. Note too the armoured firewall behind the gun compartment and the undercarriage fully extended (unloaded). The gun smoke indicates that a live firing test is being carried out.  (see also page 83 of Stipdonk & Meyer Teil 2)

more on this blog from NJG 2 at Gilze Rijen