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Junkers Ju.288

 

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The Ju 288 was not a development of the Ju 88 or Ju 188. It was designed as a twin-engined (Daimler-Benz DB 610) medium bomber and was test flown in 1940. Development was slow but a long series of prototypes had been completed by 1943.

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Ju.288 V2
 
Junk-288-V5
V-5
 
Junk-288-V9
V-9
 
Junk-288-V11
V-11

 

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V-107
 
Only 21 test aircraft had been produced and none of them saw operational service.
 
 
Ju.288 V-2
Wingspan: 66 ft 3.75 in
 
Ju.288 V-6
Wingspan: 74 ft 4 in
 
Ju.288 V-14
W/no 0014
DF+CT
The B series prototype
Junkers Jumo 222 engines
First flew August 1942
 
Ju.288 V-15 to V-21
Another major redesign
Engines: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 610, 2950 hp
C series prototypes
 
Ju.288 V-101
W/no 0101
BG+GX
C series prototype
First flew 5 November 1943
Engines: 2 x Daimlr-Benz DB 606
 
Ju.288 V-102
W/no 0102
BG+BY
Similar to the V-101
Engines: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 610
 
Ju.288 V-103
W/no 0103
DE+ZZ
C series prototype, re-designed and strengthened
First flew 13 August 1943
Engines: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 610 A/B, 2950 hp
Armed with an additional dorsal barbette
 
Ju.288 V-104
W/no 0104
Similar to the V-103
First flew 12 Novemver 1943
 
Ju.288 V-105
W/no 0105
Similar to the V-103
Later broken up
 
Ju.288 V-106
W/no 0106
BS+CA
First flew 17 May 1942
 
Ju.288 V-107
W/no 0107
BS+CB
First flew June 1943
 
Ju.288 V-108
W/no 0108
BS+CC
First flew 9 Octover 1943
 
Ju.288A
First 7 prototypes
Engines: BMW
Wingspan: 60 ft
Length: 52 ft
 
Ju.288A-1
Pressurised cabin
Max speed at 32,800ft: 416 mph
Range: 2235 miles
Crew: 3
Armament: 4 x remotely controlled 13mm MG 131 MG in barbettes, 2 x fixed forward firing 7.92mm MG 81 mg
Internal bombload: 8800 lb
 
Ju.288A-2
An all round gun position at the side of the nose
 
Ju.288A-3
Remotely controlled barbette armament
 
Series abandoned
 
Ju.288B
Wingspan: 75 ft 5 in
Length: 59 ft 5.25 in
Height: 14 ft 9 in
Wing area: 696 sq.ft
Max speed: 401 mph
ROC: 1420 fpm
Service ceiling: 30,500 ft
Range: 2200 miles
 
Ju.288B-1
Enlagred cabin, wider forward section, increased wingspan
Engines: 2 x Junkers Jumo 222 24-cyl
Remotely controlled MG 131 mgs in nose & dorsal turret
Crew: 6
Bombload: 6615 lb
One prototype completed then stored.
 
Ju.288C
Wingspan: 74 ft 4 in
Length: 59 ft 6.75 in
Height: 16 ft 4.75 in
Wing area: 699.4 sq.ft
Empty weight: 29,547 lb
Loaded weight: 50,700 lb
Normal weight: 47,165 lb
Max speed at 22,300ft: 407 mph
Cruise speed: 320 mph
Landing speed: 93 mph
Service ceiling: 34,110 ft
Max range: 1615 miles
 
Ju.288C-0
Modified with an extended canopy and strengthened airframe
Engines: 2 x Daimler-Benz 610, 2950 hp
Crew: 4
Armament: 2 x 7.92mm mg or 20mm MG 151 cannon in remotely controlled dorsal barbette / 2 x 7.92mm mg or 20mm MG 151 cannon in ventral barbette aft of bomb bay / Twin MG 131 mg in chin turret / 1 x MG 151 or 2 x MG 131 in remotely controlled tail turret
Bombload: 11,000 lb
 
Ju.288C-1
W/no 31051
First flew 4 December 1943
Armament: twin MG 131 in ventral barbette

 

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Ju.288 V5

 

 

 

 


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