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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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/28/2016
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Year: 1942
Manufacturer(s): Junkers - Nazi Germany
Production: 65
Crew: 9
Length: 94.00 ft (28.65 m)
Width: 137.80 ft (42 m)
Height: 22.47 ft (6.85 m)
Weight (Empty): 72,753 lb (33,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 99,142 lb (44,970 kg)
Power: 4 x BMW 801G / H 14-cylinder radial piston engines developing 1,700 horsepower each.
Speed: 273 mph (440 kph; 238 kts)
Ceiling: 19,685 feet (6,000 m; 3.73 miles)
Range: 3,821 miles (6,150 km; 3,321 nm)
Operators: Czechoslovakia (single example, post-war); Nazi Germany; Spain (post-war)


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.

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Graphical image of an aircraft heavy machine gun
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Variants / Models

• Ju 290 - Base Series Designation
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