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Junkers Ju.188

 

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Ju.188E-2


The Ju 188 was a development of the Ju 88. It had a redesigned nose, new wings of greater span with pointed tips, and heavier armament.

 

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Ju.188D-2

 

The first major versions were the Ju 188E and Ju 188F of 1941, which entered service before the Ju 188A and were bombing and reconnaissance types respectively. Power was provided by two 1,267kW BMW 801D and G engines. Next came the Ju 188A, which had been held up by the slow delivery of the 1,323kW Jumo 213A engines. One version of the A was adapted to carry two torpedoes. The Ju 188D was a reconnaissance version of the A, fitted with the same engines and armament.
Projected versions of the Ju 188 included the C bomber (with a remotely controlled tail turret); G (development of the G); H reconnaissance aircraft (developed from the G); R night fighter; and the T photographic reconnaissance aircraft with a pressure cabin.

 

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Ju.188A-2

 

The only other version to enter service was the Ju 188S, a three-seat high-altitude bomber powered by Jumo 213E engines and with a pressurised crew cabin. The priority for low-level attack aircraft caused an abrupt end to Ju 188S production, all remaining airframes being converted into unpressurised aircraft mounting a 50mm BK 5 cannon. It is believed that around one thousand and seventy six of the type were delivered.
 
Some of the captured aircraft at the end of the war were used by Frances’s Aeronavale.

 

Ju.188 A-1
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Loaded weight: 33,730 lb
 
Max speed: 325 mph at 20,500 ft
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Range: 1000-1550 mi
 
 
Ju.188 A-2
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Loaded weight: 33,730 lb
 
Cruise speed: 295 mph
 
Landing speed: 109 mph
 
Time to 19,666 ft: 17 min
 
Service ceiling: 31,160 ft
 
Range: 1500 mi
 
 
Ju.188 B
 
Wingspan: 65 ft 10.5 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Loaded weight: 31,970-31,989 lb
 
 
Ju.188 D
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Empty weight: 21,825 lb
 
Loaded weight: 31,970-31,989 lb
 
Max speed: 350 mph at 27,000 ft
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Service ceiling: 36,090 ft
 
 
Ju.188 D-1
 
Loaded weight: 31,510 lb
 
 
Ju.188 D-2
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Loaded weight: 31,510 lb
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Max speed: 336 mph
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Service ceiling: 32,800 ft
 
Range w/drop tanks: 2200 mi
 
 
Ju.188 E
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Max speed: 314 mph at 19,685 ft
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Loaded weight: 31,970-31,989 lb
 
 
Ju 188 E-1
 
Engine: 2 x 1194kW/1700 hp BMW 801D-2
 
Wingspan: 22.00 m / 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 15.06 m / 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 4.44 m / 14 ft 7 in
 
Wing area: 602 sq. ft / 55.92 sq.m
 
Empty weight: 9859 kg / 21,737 lb
 
Max take-off weight: 14570 kg / 32122 lb
 
Max speed: 500 km/h / 311 mph at 20,000 ft / 6096m
 
Cruise speed: 248 mph
 
Landing speed: 99 mph
 
Service ceiling: 9300 m / 30500 ft
 
Time to 19,666 ft: 17 min 35 sec
 
Range: 1947 km / 1210 miles
 
Armament: 1 x 20mm MG151 cannon, 2 x 13mm + 1 x 7.92mm mg, 3000kg / 6614 lb bombs
 
Crew: 4
 
 
Ju.188R
 
Experimental night fighter. Three prototypes built.
 
The first two were armed with four fixed forward firing 20m MG 151 cannon and eg radar.
 
The third was armed with two fixed forward firing 30mm MK 103 cannon.
 
Production was abandoned.
 
 
Ju.188 S
 
An unarmed fast high altitude intruder / bomber tpe, fitted with a pressurised cabin for the crew of three.
 
Began being delivered into service during the Summer of 1944.
 
Engnes: 2 x 175 hp Junkers Jumo 213E-1 engins with nitrous oxide fuel injection.
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Loaded weight: 31,970-31,989 lb
 
Max speed: 428 mph
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Service ceiling: 38,400 ft
 
Bombload: 1763 lb internally
 
 
Ju.188S-1
 
An adapted grond attack version armed with a single ventrally mounted 50mm BK.5 cannon
 
Pressurisation equipment and engine boost system removed.
 
 
Ju.188S-1/U
 
Intended to be used as a close support type with additional armour protection for the crew of two.
 
Armed with 50mm BK.5 cannon.
 
Pressurisation equipment and engine boost system removed.
 
 
Ju.188 T
 
Unarmed photographic reconnaissance type.
 
Powered as the S series.
 
Wingspan: 72 ft 2 in
 
Length: 49 ft 0.5 in
 
Height: 14 ft 6.5 in
 
Wing area: 602.8 sq.ft
 
Loaded weight: 31,970-31,989 lb
 
Max speed: 435 mph
 
Cruise speed: 232 mph
 
Abandoned

 

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