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Junkers Ju 290


Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft (1942)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1942

Origin
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Nazi Germany

Crew
9

Production
65
UNITS


Junkers - Nazi Germany
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


Length
94.0 ft
(28.65 m)
Width/Span
137.8 ft
(42.00 m)
Height
22.5 ft
(6.85 m)
Empty Wgt
72,753 lb
(33,000 kg)
MTOW
99,142 lb
(44,970 kg)
Wgt Diff
+26,389 lb
(+11,970 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Junkers Ju 290 production variant)
Installed: 4 x BMW 801G / H 14-cylinder radial piston engines developing 1,700 horsepower each.
Max Speed
273 mph
(440 kph | 238 kts)
Ceiling
19,685 ft
(6,000 m | 4 mi)
Range
3,821 mi
(6,150 km | 11,390 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Junkers Ju 290 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
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.


Supported Types


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(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 3


Ju 290 - Base Series Designation


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