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Junkers Jumo 211 Engine Resoration Archive

Restoration of Junkers Jumo 211 J-1 aero engine in conjunction with the Norwegian Air Force Museum in Bodo Norway.

The Jumo 211 engine from Ju-88 D1 Werke Number 088 1203 arrived at the Wings Museum from Norway during late January 2009.

The engine is currently being restored by Wings Museum Volunteers here in England on behalf of the Norwegian Aviation Museum in Bodo Norway as joint venture for their Ju-88 D1 which is currently under restoration in their workshops in Norway. Eventually this unit will be fitted once again to the restored air-frame of 088 1203 and displayed inside the Luftfarts Museum in Bodo.

The project is spear headed by Museum Curator Daniel Hunt and Aviation Engineer Andy Scrase although many more individuals are involved in the project. The museum is always looking for more experienced "engine" mechanics to assist with the project.

Work so far....
Much of the work has been in stripping the major components including the Cylinder Heads, Ancillary equipment, Gear Box, Fuel sender unit, reduction gear housing etc. This has taken many man hours to complete with many special tools having to be made up where required. The Fuel sender unit has been kindly overhauled by Auto Gear Boxes and is ready for refit.
During 2010 it was discovered that the rear section of crank shaft had suffered from some heavy corrosion caused by a hole smashed in the top engine casing, this had caused this section of the crank shaft to suffer from the elements. Luckily the museum has recently received a donor engine from Norway and work is currently focused at retrieving the internal parts and crank shaft to replace those parts too heavily corroded in 088 1203's power plant. Once this is complete then the restoration of the main crank case can begin and finally the project will have reached a turning point.
As always we are thankful to all those that have assisted with this project.
Below are a few photos of work in progress:

Andy admiring his handywork!

Jumo Cylinder Head removed and in fantastic condition!
Reduction gear as seen upon removal, not bad for 70 years on the Tundra!!
70 years of dust & grime
The Jumo gear box is removed
The fuel sender unit restored prior to painting, this is what controlled fuel flow to the fuel injectors
The Wings Museum is keen to hear from any individuals with experience in either aircraft restoration or engines in general. If you would like to be involved in this worth while project then please contact Daniel Hunt via e-mail on please include a brief background on yourself. .
Also if anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of any Jumo 211 parts then the Wings Museum would like to hear from you.
For more information about the restoration of Ju-88 Werke Number 088 1203 please see:
The beast prior to work commencing
History of Ju-88 D1 Werke Number 088 1203: (under restoration at Bodo Museum in Norway)
History Ju-88 D1 Werke Number 088 1203:
Type: Ju88 D-1
Serial: 088 1203
Markings: 4N+EH
Unit: 1(F)/22
Started out from Kirkenes to bomb the ship A.Marti (3500 t.) south of Bjørnøya february 17th. 1943.Was hit by flak and had to belly-land with damage to the left engine. None of the crew wounded. Later on some important parts recovered by german soldiers from Banak AF. After the war sold by the Norwegian Government to a team of four living in Mehamn. Intended to be broken up as scrap.
Crew of 1203:
Feldwebel Gerhard Kunert (B.17.03.1920) Pilot
Lt. Hans Krüger. (B.07.03.1920) Observer/Nav.
Unteroffizier Fritz Sundergeld (B.22.05.1922) Radio operator.
Unteroffizier Georg Lechner (B.24.06.1920) Air gunner.

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