by Horst Zoeller, 1996 - 2017, 61st Edition, 26 August 2017

Junkers Ju289 / Ju291 - Ju294 / Ju299

Initially the continous sequence between "84" and "94" in the RLM designator list was reserved for Junkers Flugzeugwerke. Developements are known just for "85" to "90", while the reserved numbers above ninty seemed to be unused by Junkers.

It seems as if the RLM reserved the same numbers in the hundreds and two hundreds areas for further improved versions of these initial aircraft types. At least the "185" to "188" were also reserved for Junkers in the hundreds area and the "286" to "288" and the "290" in the two hundreds.

The "289" is also reserved for Junkers in the RLM list, probably as a possible future developement of the Ju89. This number was not needed later on, as the Ju89 developement was cancelled.

Some source also mention "291" and "292", which should be reserved for Junkers. Nothing is known about possible Junkers works for these designators. Therefore it simply might be, that the RLM reserved continous space for possible improved versions of all initially reserved numbers, that means, that "291" and "292" would have been further improved "91" and "92", if these would have been developed. However the "291" to "294" are later used for Henschel developements in the RLM list.

The "299" was also reserved for Junkers in the RLM designator list. Nothing is known about a Junkers Ju299. Also the "99" was never used for Junkers, therefore it seemed not to be a preventive reservation for an improved design, but it must be a reservation for a complete new developement.



introduced Jul 1996, transfered Jun 2017
contents last updated 13 Sep 2003