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  Junkers Ju 88 Fighter Variants
Accordingly, in early summer 1939, Junkers modified the Ju 88 V7 prototype to include a forward-firing armament of two 20 mm MG FF cannon and two 7.9 mm MG 17 machine-guns located in a modified nose section partially covered by metal plates.
The Ju 88P V1 was a modified Ju 88A-4, with a large belly fairing housing a 75 mm KwK 39 cannon firing forward and two MG 81Z machine-guns at the rear.
In 1943, a Ju 88R-2 was experimentally fitted with the enlarged squared-off tail unit of the Ju 188, becoming the Ju 88 V58.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/germany/junkers/ju_88/Ju_88_nf.htm   (3920 words)

  uboat.net - Technical pages
In contrast, the Ju 88V5 was completed with a maximum of streamlining, and on 9 March 1939 it set a closed-circuit record by flying 1000km with 2000kg of load at an average speed of 517km/h.
A Ju 88 had the dubious honour to be the first German victim of RAF fighters, on 9 October 1939, but nevertheless the RAF recognised it as the most formidable bomber of the time.
This Ju 88R-1, in the RAF museum at Hendon, is one of the two surviving Ju 88s, the other being a Ju 88D-1 in the USAF museum.
www.uboat.net /technical/ju88.htm   (2090 words)

  Junkers Ju 88
The Junkers Ju 88 was a WW2 Luftwaffe twin-engine multi-role aircraft.
Various models of the JU 88 were used in the day fighter, night fighter, tank destroyer, and photo reconnaissance roles.
Ju 85 - Ju 86 - Ju87 - 'Ju 88 - Ju 89 - Ju 90 - Ar 95
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/j/ju/junkers_ju_88.html   (689 words)

 Vacilando.org on Junkers Ju 88   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ju 88 bombers based at Westerland on the island of Sylt in northern Germany carried out the first Luftwaffe raids against Britain.
The Ju 88 C series also benefited from the A-4 changes, and when the Luftwaffe finally did decide on a new heavy fighter, the Ju 88 C was a powerful finished product.
As a bomber, the Ju 88 was capable of pinpoint deliveries of heavy loads; however, despite all the modifications, dive bombing still proved too stressful for the airframe, and in 1943, tactics were changed so that bombs were delivered from a shallower 45 degree diving angle.
www.vacilando.org /?title=Junkers_Ju_88   (908 words)

 Junkers Aircraft of WWII
Junkers Ju88 / Ju188 / Ju388 / Ju488 / Mistel
Instead of the Ju88B the RLM promoted the Junkers Ju288, which was in principle based on the Ju88, but which was also a complete new design and construction.
In 1944 the RLM asked Junkers for the development of the combination of a small fighter aircraft, which was packed on the top of an unmanned heavy bomber aircraft.
www.geocities.com /hjunkers/ju_ju88_a1.htm   (3300 words)

 Lone Sentry: The Junkers Ju88, German Luftwaffe Bomber (WWII U.S. Intelligence Bulletin, December 1942)
The name Junkers (Ju) 88 denotes one of the most widely used types of aircraft in the German Air Force, and should be thought of as applying to a whole family of airplanes.
The Ju 88 is a cantilever low-wing, twin-engine monoplane, which was primarily designed as a bomber.
The Ju 88 bomber is encountered in every theater of operation and under all climatic conditions.
www.lonesentry.com /articles/ju88/index.html   (509 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 Volume 2 Book Review by Brett Green (Model Hobby / Trojca)
The Junkers Ju 88 was a remarkable aircraft.
The Ju 88 operated from the early stages of WWII until the last days of the conflict.
It is clearly organised to describe each Ju 88 variant from the D and C onward.
misc.kitreview.com /bookreviews/ju88vol2trojcareviewbg_1.htm   (784 words)

 uboat.net - Technical pages
In contrast, the Ju 88V5 was completed with a maximum of streamlining, and on 9 March 1939 it set a closed-circuit record by flying 1000km with 2000kg of load at an average speed of 517km/h.
A Ju 88 had the dubious honour to be the first German victim of RAF fighters, on 9 October 1939, but nevertheless the RAF recognised it as the most formidable bomber of the time.
This Ju 88R-1, in the RAF museum at Hendon, is one of the two surviving Ju 88s, the other being a Ju 88D-1 in the USAF museum.
uboat.net /technical/ju88.htm   (2090 words)

 Junkers JU 88   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flown long before World War II as a civil prototype, the JU 88 was a frantic design process led by two temporarily hired Americans well-versed in modern stress contruction.
Though it be fair to describe the subsequent versions of JU 88's as hodge-podge lash-ups, they were structurally excellent and combined large internal fuel capacities with great load-carrying capability.
The JU 88 night fighters (especially the properly designed G-series) were extremely formidable, bristling with radar and weapons and being responsible for destroying more Allied night bombers than all other fighters combined.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/popup.asp?aircraft_id=98   (204 words)

 Old Junkers Aircraft
Junkers aircraft, the once world famous company from Dessau, designed and produced aircraft from mid-WW I until the Nazi rule ended in 1945.
On the occasion of the presentation of the newly restored Junkers W 33 "Bremen", D-1167, c/n 2504 the type W 33 was added to this little gallery.
The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most-built German aircraft of WW II.
www.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de /~vernalek/JunkersUS   (505 words)

 ::Junkers 88::
The Junkers Ju 88 was a highly versatile plane that saw service throughout World War Two.
In March 1939, a Ju 88 flew for 1000 km (621 miles) carrying a 2000 kg (4,409 lb) payload at 321 mph(517 km/h) — a record.
During the Battle of Britain, the Ju 88 was vulnerable to the much faster Spitfires and Hurricanes of Fighter Command but to a lesser extent than the Heinkel 111 as it was faster and more manoeuvrable than the larger Heinkel.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /junkers_88.htm   (365 words)

 Junkers Ju-88
The German Ju 88 fighter-bomber was one of the most versatile airplanes of WW II.
The first fighter conversions of the Ju 88 were very similar to the bomber versions, with only modifications to the nose and a gondola under the forward fuselage to accommodate radar and guns.
The later Ju 88G was a specialized fighter with the tail of the Ju 188.
www.einsteins-emporium.com /technology/aviation/1940-1945/aer30.htm   (132 words)

 Junkers Ju 88
Junkers had been working on an improved version of the Ju88 as a private venture and the first results featured a completely new forward fuselage.
Junkers proposed a four-engine high-altitude bomber and survey aircraft based on components from the Ju88 family.
Junkers Ju 88 Webpage at http://www.geocities.com/hjunkers/ju_ju88_a1.htm (as of 29 June 2007).
www.historyofwar.org /articles/weapons_ju88_peter.html   (2721 words)

 J - Авиация от A до Z
Junkers aircraft of the 1920s (Самолеты Юнкерс 20-х годов)
Junkers Ju 88 Mistel composites (Юнкерс Ju 88 в комбинации Мистел)
Junkers W 33 and W 34 (Юнкерс W 33 и W 34)
www.cofe.ru /avia/J   (43 words)

 Junkers Ju EF126 Luft '46 entry
The Junkers Ju EF126 fuselage was of a tapering circular cross-section, and could be constructed of metal or wood depending on the materials at hand.
Junkers had been developing its own pulse jet engines, and it was now decided to flight test their Jumo 226 pulse jet (500 kg/1100 lbs thrust) on a modified captured Junkers Ju 88G-6.
On Feb. 19, 1947, the fuel line for the Jumo 226, inside the Ju 88 fuselage, broke as a result of excessive vibration.
www.luft46.com /junkers/juef126.html   (1470 words)

 Stof's Ju 88 Page
It also was the first Ju 88 to be able to use Walter rocket assist takeoff pods; these pods offered 30 seconds of thrust, and were released after takeoff under recovery parachutes.
The Ju 88D-0, D-2 and tropicalized D-4 were based on the Ju 88A-5; the Ju 88D-1 and tropicalized D-3 were based on the Ju 88A-4.
The Ju 88's gunner defenses and its resistance to gunfire are lower than for its American counterparts, the B-17 and B-25.
perso.orange.fr /christophe.arribat/stofju88.html   (1094 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 - Two-six seat Multi-role Fighter/Bomber
Though it would be fair to describe practically all the subsequent versions as a hodge-podge of lash-ups, the Ju 88 was structurally excellent, combined large internal fuel capacity with great load-carrying capability, and yet was never so degraded in performance as to become seriously vulnerable as were the Dornier and Heinkel bombers.
After splitting off completely new branches which led to the Ju 188 and 388, bomber development was directed to the streamlined S series of much higher performance, it having become accepted that the traditional Luftwaffe species of bomber was doomed if intercepted, no matter how many extra guns and crew it might carry.
Final bomber versions included the P series of big-gun anti-armour and close-support machines, the Nbwe with flame-throwers and recoilless rocket projectors, and a large family of Mistel composite-aircraft combinations, in which the Ju 88 lower portion was a pilotless missile steered by the fighter originally mounted on top.
www.btinternet.com /~lee_mail/Ju88.html   (794 words)

 Junkers JU88A-4
Development of the Junkers Ju BB began in 1935 when requirements were issued for a Schnei/bomber, a medium sized bomber that could use its speed as part of its defense against enemy fighters.
The airframe of the Ju 88 was so versatile that it was modified for many additional roles as the war progressed.
For most of the flight, the fighter and Ju 88 flew as a single unit, but as the pilot of the fighter neared the target, he separated from the Ju 88.
www.angelfire.com /oh5/pmodels2/myju88a4.html   (599 words)

 Junkers Ju 88
The Junkers Ju 88 made its first flight on 26th September, 1939, and along with the Heinkel He111 and Dornier D017, were the main bombers used by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
By an almost incredible stroke of luck the pilot of a Junkers 88 mistook England for Germany in July 13th and landed with his aircraft quite undamaged on an airfield in England.
It was a Junkers 88 of the latest type and it contained two wholly new instruments for detecting aircraft in the dark.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWjunkers88.htm   (615 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 airplane airfix plastic model Kits
Featuring the Ju 88 C, D and R variants, this is the most detailed photo essay available of the Ju 88.
With hundreds of modern, close-up color photos of restored craft, BandW photos of the Ju 88 in action, camouflage schemes and markings, cutaway detail diagrams, and illustrations showing variant differences, this is as thorough as it gets.
This 1/80 scale die cast model of the Luftwaffe's Ju 88 twin engine bomber from World War II features clear canopies, is fully painted, and includes an embossed stand that also notes the scale.
www.johnjohn.co.uk /shop/alpha/junker_88.html   (214 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 Fins and Wheels Review by Brett Green (VII Detail Parts, 1/48)
These are the 1100 x 375 version, suitable for the Junkers Ju 88 A-1/A-5, C-2 and even the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C Condor.
This is the version with the straight hinge line (ie, no mass balance at the top of the rudder), and is appropriate for the Junkers Ju 88 A-1 and A-5 variants.
It is particularly pleasing to see this early conversion as many of the attractive marking options on the recent AirDOC Ju 88 decals cover the Ju 88 A-1 and A-5.
acc.kitreview.com /ju88finsandwheelsreviewbg_1.htm   (357 words)

 Junkers 388L
This Junkers design exemplified the German philosophy of using a good basic airframe for many tasks to simplify production and combat operation.
Junkers opened plants at Bernberg, Aschersleben, and Halberstadt and more than 3,000 Ju-88s were built in each year 1942 through 1944.
A preproduction batch of 10 Ju-388L-0s was converted from Ju-188S airframes in 1944 and 48 Ju-388L-1s were produced at Junkers' Merseburg factory before the war ended in May, 1945.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/junkers_388.htm   (1217 words)

 Junkers Ju 88 ::: www.avionslegendaires.net
Les Ju 88 C et Ju 88 G furent des chasseurs de nuit.
Un grand nombre de Ju 88 D furent construits entre 1941 et 1944 et furent employé sur tous les fronts.
Le Ju 88 H fut un patrouilleur océanique, la version de reconnaissance à trés longue distance du Ju-88 engagées au dessus de l'Atlantique.
avions.legendaires.free.fr /ju88.php   (453 words)

 Pro Modeler Ju 88 A-4 Schnellbomber
The Junkers Ju-88 looks clumsy and all out of proportion but it demonstrated during the Second World War that it was perhaps one of the most versatile aircraft of the period.
With the demise of Professor Junkers, the engineers saw the potential of this fast medium bomber and felt that improvements could still be made.
Many variants of the 88 were produced during the war years with the most bizarre version being the "Mistel" This was a Ju-88 equipped with a warhead and with an Me-109 or a Fw-190 on the top as the lead plane.
www.swannysmodels.com /Ju88.html   (1324 words)

 WW2 Warbirds: the Junkers Ju 88 - Frans Bonné
Atthat point it was decided that the Ju 88 should carry a four-man crew, improved defensive armament, and provision to act as a dive-bomber.
This version was an improvement on the Ju 88A-4, and featured an increased armor, balloon cable cutters in the wing leading edges, and sometimes an additional 1 × 20 mm MG FF forward-firing cannon in the forward part of the undernose gondola for anti-shipping purposes.
Based on the Ju 88A-1, it would have the same armament of the Ju 88 C-1, but the nose would be revised with less glazing, and an armored bulkhead.
www.xs4all.nl /~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/junkju88.html   (4135 words)

 The Junkers Ju88
But as it was shown during the period of the Second World War, it was perhaps one of the most versatile aircraft of the period.
With the demise of Professor Junkers, the engineers saw the potential of this fast medium bomber and felt that still improvements could be made that Germany could produce an outstanding aircraft.
Knowing the advantages of tactical dive bombing, with the pilot aiming the aircraft at the target, tests were carried out after dive brakes had been fitted.
www.battleofbritain.net /0016.html   (845 words)

 Junkers JU-88 - 1211
The 88, called "the Three-Fingered 88" because of its long engine cowlings (which looked like radials because of the circular cooling radiators), was extremely strong and very maneuverable, but in the Battle of Britain it was shot down as easily as the other day bombers.
Desparate defensive measures included four separate MG 15 machine guns all aimed by one man. Large numbers were built of the Ju 88A-4 with longer wings to carry the heavy loads, the bomb load being increased to 2,500 or 3,000kg.
Despite this the 88 continued to operate from rough sod airstrips, especially on the Russian front, its big mainwheels riding over the squashy surface and then turning through 90o to lie flat in the rear of the nacelles.
www.scalecraft.com /index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=289   (371 words)

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