Prototype of the Junkers Ju 287

Prototype of the Junkers Ju 287

Here we see the prototype of the Junkers Ju 287, a flying test bed for an advanced jet bomber. The aircraft used the fuselage from a He 177A, the tail from a Junkers Ju 388, the main wheels from a Ju 352 transport aircraft and a pair of nose wheels from the B-24 Liberator, combined with a radical swept forward wing. It was powered by four Jumo 004 turbo-jets, whcih can be seen here with two below the wings and two by the side of the nose. In this picture assisted take-off rockets are installed below the jet engines, as the prototype proved to need a very long runway to take off.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (4 December 2020), Prototype of the Junkers Ju 287 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_ju_287_prototype.html

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