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11-12-2017, 02:33 PM
The Junkers JU 388 Störtebeker was based on the versatile Ju 88 airframe and the Ju 188 evolution of that frame. It was intended for use in multiple roles including night fighter, bomber destroyer and reconnaissance. The Ju 388L model depicted here is the reconnaissance version. Developed late in the war, the Ju 388L was built in small numbers (about 47 machines being produced). It was undergoing extensive testing and was not yet deployed at the war's end. None the less, the JU 388 was an excellent machine with maximum boost speed of 407 MPH and a service ceiling of 44,095 feet. This artwork depicts the Ju 388L at high altitude with Me 262 jet fighter escort.

11-12-2017, 03:19 PM
Good painting Mark . I'm glad it never made it into mass production / deployment . sounds like quite a useful machine .

11-12-2017, 03:39 PM
That is really good and as Neil says looks a useful machine.It's a smart looking aircraft but they still persisted with the glass noses .

11-13-2017, 11:28 PM
Thanks Neil and Trumper. I think the streamlined glass nose is what first attracted me to the design.

11-14-2017, 12:14 AM
Nice work as always Mr. Karvon. I'm a big fan of your work, especially the modern era jets. :thumbsup:

11-14-2017, 12:27 PM
Lovely view of this one, Mark.

11-16-2017, 07:52 PM
Very Nice Mark!

11-21-2017, 03:20 PM

I just wanted to say amazing job on this painting. I love WWII aircraft. You did a really great job. I am also impressed that you were able to put an ME-262 in the background. Great job.


11-22-2017, 07:14 PM
Thank you Scifi, Gray, Jim and Jared. I debated about adding that Me 262. In the end I thought it helped enhance the sense of fast, high-altitude flight.

11-24-2017, 08:58 AM
Lovely image - well done. Are those rust coloured bits on top of the engines from superchargers - like the P-38 ?

11-24-2017, 07:53 PM
Thanks Ian. Those rust colored items are the engine exhaust ports.