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  • Junkers Ju 290 Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

    The Junkers Ju 290 four-engined aircraft saw limited production during World War 2 but served in several key roles for the Luftwaffe.

     Updated: 7/28/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Junkers Ju 290 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1942
    Type: Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    National Origin: Nazi Germany
    Manufacturer(s): Junkers - Nazi Germany
    Production Total: 65

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 9
    Length: 94.00 feet (28.65 meters)
    Width: 137.80 feet (42.00 meters)
    Height: 22.47 feet (6.85 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 72,753 lb (33,000 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 99,142 lb (44,970 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 4 x BMW 801G / H 14-cylinder radial piston engines developing 1,700 horsepower each.

    Maximum Speed: 273 mph (440 kph; 238 knots)
    Maximum Range: 3,821 miles (6,150 km)
    Service Ceiling: 19,685 feet (6,000 meters; 3.73 miles)

    Armament / Mission Payload

    2 x 20mm MG 151/20 cannons in forward dorsal turret
    2 x 20mm MG 151/20 cannons in aft dorsal turret
    1 x 20mm MG 151/20 cannon in tail position
    1 x MG 151/20 cannon in ventral gondola position
    2 x 13mm MG 131 heavy machine guns in ventral gondola position.

    Up to 6,600 lb of conventional drop ordnance. Some airframes used in the delivery of Fritz X / Henschel Hs 293 radio-guided missiles.

    Global Operators / Customers

    Czechoslovakia (single example, post-war); Nazi Germany; Spain (post-war)

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Ju 290 - Base Series Designation