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Junkers Ju 290

Nazi Germany (1942)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Junkers Ju 290 Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 7/28/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

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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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Junkers Ju 290 Specifications
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Nazi Germany
Year: 1942
Type: Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Junkers - Nazi Germany
Production: 65
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 9
Length: 94.00 ft (28.65 m)
Width: 137.80 ft (42.00 m)
Height: 22.47 ft (6.85 m)
Empty Weight: 72,753 lb (33,000 kg)
MTOW: 99,142 lb (44,970 kg)

Installed Power
4 x BMW 801G / H 14-cylinder radial piston engines developing 1,700 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 273 mph (440 kph; 238 kts)
Maximum Range: 3,821 mi (6,150 km; 3,321 nm)
Service Ceiling: 19,685 ft (6,000 m; 3.73 mi)

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.

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

Series Model Variants
• Ju 290 - Base Series Designation

Supported Weapon Systems
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