Junkers Ju 88

Junkers_88

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

germany

Nicknamed:

‘Dreifinger’ - Three Fingers
Luftwaffe
Manufacturer
Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG
Designed by
Ernst Zindel, W. H. Evers, Alfred Gassner
1936
Type
Bomber / Fighter / Reconnaissance
Crew
4
Propulsion
2 x liquid-cooled V-12 piston engines
Engine Model
Junkers Jumo 211J-1
Engine Power
1,000 kW
1,340 hp
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
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

1 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine gun

2 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine guns

2 x 7.92-mm MG 81 machine guns

up to 3,100lbs internal drop ordnance

1,200 rounds per minute
velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)

1,200 rounds per minute
velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)

1,200 rounds per minute
velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)

1,200 rounds per minute
velocity: 755 metres per sec (2,477 ft/sec)

OR 6,600lbs of external drop ordnance

in the nose

in cockpit windscreen

trainable mount in rear cockpit area

rear-facing ventral gondola position

bomb load

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 Versions

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