Huma 1/72 Junkers Ju-288-C
By Allan Wanta
"As replacement for the Ju 88 planned, the radical Ju 288 was a completely new construction with (1600 HP) radial engines, perpendicular double tail unit and double main landing gear. The prototype flew in January 1941. Originally a bomb additional load was planned by 5000 kg, which had to be substantially reduced however because of difficulties during the handling. Gradually one inserted ever stronger engines, likewise a remote controlled cannon armament. When in the year 1943 many German bomber projects were painted, among them also the Ju 288, was further pursued the Ju 288 for the ground-combat engagement role using enormous single firing cannons like the equipment 104 Muenchhausen with 35.56 cm calibers. It did not come however any longer to the quantity production."