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Offline kiradog

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 11:48:57 am »
Herre are the last two images from the series.  Both show partial fuselages

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 12:19:41 pm »
Another argument, that the "examined aircraft" isn't an EF 126, is the absence of any sign of the
nose skid. But if the remains haven't been redistributed on the location during the time the photos
were taken, there really seem to have been more than one prepared fuselages and not only a
mock-up, as stated in several sources.
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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 01:18:36 pm »
Sushui structure comparative

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2013, 06:36:43 am »
An original company model of the EF 126 from Warbirds Illustrated #52:

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2016, 04:14:39 am »
Here is a Junkers EF.127.02 and EF.127.03.

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2016, 02:23:44 pm »
Sorry for my persistence, but looking at the thickness of the wing, at the wingchord,
the diameter of the fuselage and the size of the soldiers besides that fuselage, I think,
it could have been the fuselage of a Ju 248 (Me 263). There could have been up to five
aircraft of this type as well at the end of the war.

My two cents: I support Jemiba's old post (from 2012), in my opinion the aircraft is a Ju 248/Me 263, due to the presence of a landing gear as in the "real" Me 263 (see the first picture below). The panel lines of the fuselage also appears too different from the EF 126 build in Russia (compare the first image with the following pictures).
 

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2018, 06:47:12 am »
Moderators, could this post be renamed please? It's obvious these fuselages are Me 263 (Me 163 D) and He 162-related. They're very interesting but indeed the Ju EF 126 wasn't built until the Soviet time.

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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2018, 09:07:52 am »
Agreed, could be really misleading otherwise.
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Re: What's it ? He 162, Me 263/Ju 248 or Ju EF 126 ?
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2018, 12:14:53 am »
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It's obvious these fuselages are Me 263 (Me 163 D)
I don't think the Me 263/Ju 248 was ever called the Me 163 D.  :o The Me 163 D was a longer variant of the Me 163 indeed, but the project was abandoned in 1944 (an the other hand, the Me 263 was a longer version proposed in 1941 too). The so called Me 163 D (or Me 163 "D"), which is directly connected with the Me 263 development, was a designation sometimes applied to an ad hoc rebuilt Me 163 BV 18, used for initial aerodynamic and undercarriage trials for the Me 263 program from December 1944/January 1945. Second Me 163 D example (Me 163 BV 13) was never rebuilt.