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Manufacturer: SCHATTON-MODELLBAU (Germany)
Subject: JUNKERS Ju-88 P-1
Product Stock # 4857
Set: Cannon Barrel
Material component: Brass (machined)
Set includes: One part
One 7.5 cm cannon barrel PaK 40 to be fitted under the Junkers Ju-88 P-1 nose for anti-tank buster mission.
This cannon was also used with the variants of the Henschel Hs 129 B3.
The Schatton-Modellbau BK 7.5 cm cannon barrel is designed to replace the barrel for the DRAGON Junker Ju-88P-1 kit. It reproduced faithfully the shape of the hollow muzzle brake and features many varied and delicate holes in the muzzle brake drilled in a very precisely process.
A must for Luftwaffe enthusiasts!
FACTS ABOUT THE JUNKERS JU-88P-1
The Junker Ju-88P-1 was a Luftwaffe ground attack version produced in very limited numbers. It was originally fitted with a very heavy 75 mm BK 7.5 gun barrel but was not a success and replaced with a 50 mm BK 5. The 75 mm BK was an attempt to ensure the destruction of Soviet tanks that carried increasingly heavy armor.
The BK 7,5 cm gun barrel was very heavy (1 ton) fitted under the Ju-88P-1 nose known as the PaK 40 and featured a larger muzzle break to reduce the recoil of the cannon, and electro pneumatic operation. The Ju-88P-1 had a solid nose as opposed to a glazed one for other variants. Because of the large installation under the aircraft, it suffered performance and agility. It became vulnerable to Soviet fighters, and so the whole under-fuselage contraption could be jettisoned with small explosives in an emergency.