18-Foot Junkers Ju 188 Bomber

18-Foot Junkers Ju 188 Bomber

Finally, after seven years of building and planning this awesome giant scale WW2 German bomber took flight on October 6, 2018! Actually, one of three RC models being built at the same modeler’s club, this 1/4-scale Junkers Ju 188 was built and is owned by Franz Obenauf.

The Ju 188 has an 18 foot span, weighs 187 pounds and is powered by two Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial gas engines. The paint job and weathering has been expertly done by Klaus Herold.

Video courtesy of RC Scale Airplanes


Fuselage Length: 12½ ft.

Height at canopy: 40.1 in.

Landing Gear with Tires: 13.7 lbs.

Retract System: Festo air cylinders 35mm diameter (1.8 in.

Wheel Diameter 11.4 in.

Propellers 30.7 in., 3-blade Ramoser


Updated: January 8, 2020 — 2:42 PM


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  1. Amaizing, the landing with a little problem but all rigth

  2. That model is as large as the Corby Starlet CJ 1 that I flew for several years. Google> Lee Beery and his Corby Starlet

  3. All these giant planes are obviously immpressive. Unfortunately, it appears that one has to spend $20-$30k, in a model with a wingspan over 12 feet, that needs an 8 man crew to transport and assemble, in order to get media coverage and your own pro video. Apparently regular sized models dont immpress anymore. With so many people needed, I wonder how many times these planes get flown every year. Maybe 12-14 times at the most, and probably at shows.

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