Specifications for the
Junkers Ju 88
Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
Focus Model: Junkers Ju 88A-4
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Junkers Flugzeug-und-Motorenwerke AG - Nazi Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1939
Length: 47.08 ft (14.35 m)
Width: 65.94 ft (20.10 m)
Height: 16.73ft (5.10 m)
Weight (Empty): 21,738 lb (9,860 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 30,865 lb (14,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Junkers Jumo 211J-1 OR 211J-2 V12 liquid-cooled engines developing 1,400 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 317 mph (510 kmh; 275 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,510 miles (2,430 km)
Service Ceiling: 29,528 ft (9,000 m; 5.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 770 feet-per-minute (235 m/min)
1 x 7.92mm MG81 machine gun in nose
1 x 7.92mm MG81 machine gun in cockpit windscreen
2 x 7.92mm MG81 machine guns on trainable mounting in rear cockpit area.
2 x 7.92mm MG81 machine guns in rear-facing ventral gondola position.
Up to 3,100lbs of internal drop ordnance OR 6,600lbs of external drop ordnance.
Ju 88V-1 - Prototype Model; three seat crew compartment; fitted with Daimler-Benz DB600A V-12 1,000hp engines; total of ten prototype produced.
Ju 88A-0 - Pre-Production Model Designation
Ju 88A-1 - Initial Production Models; Series A Subvariant.
Ju 88A-2 - Series A Subvariant; fitted with rocket-assisted take-off.
Ju 88A-3 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-4 - Series A Subvariant; Fitted with Junkers Jumo 211J-1 or Junkers Jumo 211J-2 class engines; increased wingspan; reworked and strengthened landing gear.
Ju 88A-5 - Series A Subvariant; similar to the Ju 88A-4 model series.
Ju 88A-6 - Series A Subvariant; fitted with a balloon cable fender.
Ju 88A-6/U - Long-Range Maritime Bomber; fitted with FuG 200 search radar and applicable equipment.
Ju 88A-7 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-8 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-9 - Series A Subvariant; tropicalized version of the Ju 88A-1 model series.
Ju 88A-10 - Series A Subvariant; tropicalized version of the Ju 88A-5 model series.
Ju 88A-11 - Series A Subvariant; tropicalized version of the Ju 88A-4 model series.
Ju 88A-12 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-13 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-14 - Series A Subvariant; anti-ship strike platform.
Ju 88A-15 - Series A Subvariant; increased bombload capacity through an added buldge in fuselage bomb bay area.
Ju 88A-16 - Series A Subvariant
Ju 88A-17 - Series A Subvariant; anti-shipping torpedo bomber.
Ju 88S - Secondary Production Model; produced in three subvariants; fitted with BMW 801G 1,700hp engines; redesigned nose assembly; reduced bomb load reflected in improved performance.
Ju 88T - Reconnaissance Model
Ju 88H - Long-range Derivative
Ju 88C - Heavy Fighter Version developed from the Ju 88A model series; fitted with BMW 801A radial engines; solid designed nose for improved offensive armament; spawned nightfighter variants.
Ju 88G - Definitive Nightfighter Service Model
Ju 88R - Improved Ju 88C Model
Ju 88D - Long-range Reconnaissance Model
Ju 88P - Anti-Tank Model
Ju 188 - "High Performance" Model
Ju 388 - "High Altitude" Model
Bulgaria; Finland; France; Nazi Germany; Hungary; Italy; Romania; United Kingdom; Soviet Union; Spain