- Aug 14, 2009
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Model of OKB-1/Junkers EF-132 from USSR-Russian Aviation & Space Collectibles (Alex Panchenko).
12 inches wing span hand made model of famous Junkers EF-132 project of Soviet OKB-1 with German engineers-designers. In 1946 the whole Dessau complex and the German engineers were transferred to the Soviet Union to continue the development of both the Ju 287 and EF 132 in organized OKB-1. The Soviets tested the EF 132, using Mikulin jet engines and later evolved the plane by placing two AL-5 engines in nacelles under the wings and giving it a T-tail. Two prototypes were tested as the EF 150, but lost to the Tupolev Tu-16 in the related competition. The EF132 was also a development, which was already started and of which a mock-up was already built at Dessau. In contrast to the original Ju287, the EF132 had a back swept wing. The cockpit section was similar to that of the Ju288. The six jet engines were integrated within the wing structure. This design later became typical for Russian aircraft designs. But the EF132 program was stopped before the construction of a prototype began. The EF132 was the final Junkers-Dessau development.