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Junkers Ju 290

Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Junkers Ju 290

Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Junkers Ju 290 four-engined aircraft saw limited production during World War 2 but served in several key roles for the Luftwaffe.
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ORIGIN: Nazi Germany
YEAR: 1942
MANUFACTURER(S): Junkers - Nazi Germany
PRODUCTION: 65
OPERATORS: Czechoslovakia (single example, post-war); Nazi Germany; Spain (post-war)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Junkers Ju 290 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 9
LENGTH: 94.00 feet (28.65 meters)
WIDTH: 137.80 feet (42 meters)
HEIGHT: 22.47 feet (6.85 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 72,753 pounds (33,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 99,142 pounds (44,970 kilograms)
ENGINE: 4 x BMW 801G / H 14-cylinder radial piston engines developing 1,700 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 273 miles-per-hour (440 kilometers-per-hour; 238 knots)
RANGE: 3,821 miles (6,150 kilometers; 3,321 nautical miles)
CEILING: 19,685 feet (6,000 meters; 3.73 miles)




ARMAMENT



STANDARD:
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.

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



Series Model Variants
• Ju 290 - Base Series Designation






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (273mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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Graph showcases the Junkers Ju 290's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
65
65

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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