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'''Werk Nr 620788''' was a [[:Category:Junkers Ju 88|Junkers Ju88G-6]]
 
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Coded '''C9+AA''' of NJG5, this aircraft was fitted with an unusual SN-2 aerial configuration. The aerials were mounted in this fashion in an experiment to determine whether the SN-2 would be less sensitive to 'Window' jamming, more effective in detecting high-flying bombers, and more efficient in detecting Mosquitoes approaching from behind and below.
Coded '''C9+AA''' of NJG5, this aircraft became '''Air Min 14''' following it's capture, only to be damaged beyond repair in July 1945.<ref>{{LEMB Archive}}</ref>
 
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This particular aircraft was assigned to Eichenlaubtrager Major Rudolf Schonert, the Kommodore of NJG5 at Lubeck-Blankensee, who is thought to have flown the machine with this installation only once. On that occasion, during a sortie east of the Elbe on 27 April 1945, an electrical fault rendered the radar unserviceable and the Ju 88 was shot down by a Mosquito.<ref name="asisbiz ju88 njg5"/>
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Registered as '''Air Min 14''' following it's capture, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair in July 1945.<ref>{{LEMB Archive}}</ref>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 20:14, 25 October 2017

History[]

Coded C9+AA of NJG5, this aircraft was fitted with an unusual SN-2 aerial configuration. The aerials were mounted in this fashion in an experiment to determine whether the SN-2 would be less sensitive to 'Window' jamming, more effective in detecting high-flying bombers, and more efficient in detecting Mosquitoes approaching from behind and below.

This particular aircraft was assigned to Eichenlaubtrager Major Rudolf Schonert, the Kommodore of NJG5 at Lubeck-Blankensee, who is thought to have flown the machine with this installation only once. On that occasion, during a sortie east of the Elbe on 27 April 1945, an electrical fault rendered the radar unserviceable and the Ju 88 was shot down by a Mosquito.[1]

Registered as Air Min 14 following it's capture, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair in July 1945.[2]

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