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Old 11th August 2010, 20:24
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Mistel Designation Confusion

Hello,

I noticed that in most publications I have seen about the Mistel aircraft the Fw 190 / Ju 88 G-1 composite is named 'Mistel 2' (Mistel 1: Bf 109 F / Ju 88 A-4, Mistel 3A: Fw 190 / Ju 88 A or C, Mistel 3B: Fw 190 / Ju 88 H-2 - not realized, Mistel 3C: Fw 190 / Ju 88 G-10).

However, the wartime Junkers manual for the 'Mistel 2' is dated June / August 1944 (the first Fw 190 / Ju 88 G-1 composite apparently flew only at the beginning of December 1944) and clearly mentions the Bf 109 / Ju 88 A-4. See e.g. http://luftfahrt-dokumente.netfirms.com/#Mistel

Was 'Mistel 1' used for the prototypes only (also Bf 109 / Ju 88 A-4)? Is the information regarding the Mistel

  • 3A = Fw 190 / Ju 88 A or C,
  • 3B = Fw 190 / Ju 88 H-2,
  • 3C = Fw 190 / Ju 88 G-10

correct? Or was the 3A used for any combination of a Fw 190 with a Ju 88 A, C or G-1?

Can anybody bring "light into darkness"?

Thanks,
Roger
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