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Junkers Ju 160

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In the book: A history of Chinese aviation - Encyclopedia of aircraft and aviation in China until 1949 by Lennart Andersson it says:


Euroasia received one example of the Ju 160 (660 hp BMW 132) passenger transport monoplane. C/n 4215 (ex D-UVUX) was delivered in August 1935 and was taken in service at the beginning of October. It crashed after three months and was returned to Germany. MKKK (Manshu Kokuyusho Kabushiki Kaisha, Manchu Air Transport Company) received two ex-Japanese Army Air Force Ju 160Ds in 1937.

No references to colouring or markings.

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Is there a 1:72 injected kit of the Ju-160? I know of a vac and (I believe) a Classic kit (though I don't know what it consists of). Anyone have that Classic Planes kit, or can point to some photos? 

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The Classic Planes kit, which I have, is all resin and looks to match my references quite well. It comes with internal details for cockpit/cabin but these will require some adjustment to fit the fuselage halves. I have yet to start construction but the components fit reasonably well. I think some reinforcement will be required at the wing/fuselage joint.

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As Matave mentioned, Eurasia Aviation used one Ju 160 from 1935 to 1936. There are  a photo and a color profile in "Early Chinese Aircraft" site by Mr. Lim at http://cwlam2000.0catch.com/caf14.htm

On the other hand, in 1935 Mitsubishi acquired licence for manufacturing the Ju 160 and imported three aircraft as samples. Two of them were converted to ambulance plane and donated to the Army as "Aikoku-128/129, Manpyou-Go". The remaining machine was re-engined with the Myojo (license built P&W R-1690) and delivered to the Navy for evaluation, then disposed to a civil airline (provably Japan Air Transport Co. Ltd.) as J-DAAF. Some references, including "Early Chinese Aircraft" says that the two Aikoku's were transferred to Manchukuo Natinal Airways.



More phots and a color profile are available from "Early Chinese Aircraft" http://cwlam2000.0catch.com/manchu_x.htm#1、容克斯160(1935)(Junkers_160)


Hope these will help.


Jun in Tokyo



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