Junkers Ju 488 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1944
Type: Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Junkers - Nazi Germany
Production Total: 0
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 76.28 feet (23.25 meters)
Overall Width: 102.69 feet (31.30 meters)
Overall Height: 20.01 feet (6.10 meters)
Weight (Empty): 46,297 lb (21,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 79,366 lb (36,000 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 4 x Junkers Jumo 222A-3 / B-3 24-cylinder liquid-cooled inline piston engines developing 2,500 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 429 mph (690 kph; 373 knots)
Maximum Range: 2,113 miles (3,400 km)
Service Ceiling: 37,238 feet (11,350 meters; 7.05 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 550 feet-per-minute (168 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 20mm MG 151 cannons in remote-controlled dorsal turret.
2 x 13mm MG 131 machine guns in remote-controlled tail turret.
Up to 5,000lb of conventional drop stores held in an internal bomb bay.
Global Operators / Customers
Nazi Germany (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Ju 488 - Base Series Name; four incomplete prototypes
Ju 488A - Proposed designation for initial production batch aircraft.