Flying Officer
Corran Perry 'Ash' Ashworth

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

 

Junkers_88

 

Luftwaffe Nicknamed: ‘Dreifinger’ - Three Fingers
Manufacturer Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke A.G.german
Designed by Ernst Zindel, W. H. Evers, Alfred Gassner (1936)
Type Bomber / Fighter / Reconnaissance
Crew 4
Propulsion 2 x 12-cylinder supercharged liquid-cooled piston engines
Engine Model Junkers Jumo 211J-1
Engine Power 1,044 kW (1,401 hp) each
Max level speed 470 km/hr at 5,300 m (292 mph at 17,390 ft)
Cruising speed 400 km/hr at 5,000 m (248 mph at 21,655 ft)
Initial climb rate 235 metres per minute (770 feet per minute)
Service Ceiling 8,200 metre (26,905 feet)
Range 1,790 kilometres (1,112 miles)
Empty Weight 9,860 kg (21,738 lbs)
Max. Takeoff Weight 14,000 kg (30,865 lbs)
Wing Span 20 m (65 ft 7.4 in)
Wing Area 54.5 m² (586.63 ft²)
Length 14.40 m (47 ft 2.9 in)
Height 4.85 m (15 ft 10.9 in)
Armament 1 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine gun in the nose
1,200 rounds per minute velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)
1 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine gun in cockpit windscreen
1,200 rounds per minute velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)
  2 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine guns trainable mount in rear cockpit area
1,200 rounds per minute velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)
  2 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine guns rear-facing ventral gondola position
1,200 rounds per minute velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)
  up to 3,100lbs internal drop ordnance
OR 6,600lbs of external drop ordnance
Data for version Ju 88 A-4
First combat mission 1940 (first significant combat) during the Battle for France
Final delivery (all variants) May 1945 (Germany)
Total production c. 15,000
ICAO Code JU88
Production Variants A-0, A-1, A-2, A-3, 88C, C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6a, C-6b, C-6c, C-7a, C-7b, C-7c, 88D, D-1, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5,
88G, 88H, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, 88R, 88S, S-0, S-1, S-2, S-3, 88T, T-1, T-3