Sunday 9 August 2015

JG 3 Bf 109 engine change, Ju 88 C heavy fighter Eis-Staffeln - Ebay photo find #126

Ground crews pose for a snapshot in front of their machine, a Ju 88 C-6 heavy fighter variant. In order to deceive enemy aircraft and disguise the heavy nose armament, the nose itself was painted to represent the 'less lethal' Ju 88 A bomber version. This machine was likely to have been on the strength of one of the so-called (Eis.)-Staffeln serving with a Kampfgeschwader, ie 7.(Eis)/ KG 51. These were specialist low-level 'strafers' dedicated to hunting down Russian shipping and rail traffic as well as attacking rail stations.

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