View Full Version : Very cool website, Ju-388

07-18-2005, 02:02 AM
Hi guys, I found this while aimlessly wandering the halls of the internet.

A website regarding the Ju-388 in the possesion of the NASM, which sadly has no plans to restore it.

I also have this, if anyone is interested:

I really hope we get to see this bird(the Ju-388)put on display sometime! From the pictures, the interior level of preservation looks pretty good! Alot better than something pulled out of a lake!

S! Slater

07-18-2005, 03:00 AM
Amazing how intact the cockpit is.


07-18-2005, 05:24 AM
I have these two pics of the Ju 388L that was taken to the US. First pic is taken wilst taxiing at Freeman Field sept '45.


second pic also from Freeman Field. Aircraft was give the FE (Foreign Evaluation) 4010 code.


07-19-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the pictures. I have seen the aircraft at the Garber Fac. twice but I never got to see the wings or empennnage. It was always a treat to go to Garber as the tour only went through about half of the buildings, and they changed it up a lot. With regard to the restoration, the new trend in aircraft display is 'less is more' according to the staff at Garber. If the aircraft is complete (like their P-38 and the Ju-388) all they want to do is ensure that it is dry and clean it up some. The only restoration they do is replacing missing pieces, maybe some paint and a good bath. We'll see this plane again at the Udvar Hazy Center. They have a lot of plans for displaying more aircraft yet.

07-19-2005, 07:40 PM

Thanks for the update! I don't want to see this plane flying(waay to rare for that I'd say!), but to see it put together again would be SWEEET!

S! Slater

07-20-2005, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by EnsignKarl1:
With regard to the restoration, the new trend in aircraft display is 'less is more' according to the staff at Garber.

I can understand this viewpoint. I saw the Arado 234 before and after restoration. They did a wonderful job on the cockpit, but the new paintjob makes it look like a giant fiberglass model. I think the same is true for their ME-262.

07-20-2005, 06:39 AM
Poor picture but it shows the Ju 388L flying.
Sept '45 with Capt. Fred McIntosh as the pilot.


07-22-2005, 12:52 AM
They don't want to restore her huh? Too bad.
I'll give'em 200 bucks for it if they got no plans, I'd love to get some multi in that thing. Hell I could sand off the stupid swastika and pimp that thing out. All leather interior, 2 12" clarions, big screen,dvd player, the works. Big pimpin! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif