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JUNKERS Ju 188

Type: Bomber (D-2 Reconnaissance)
Origin:
  Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG
Models: Ju 188A, D and E series
Crew: Five
First Flight:
   Ju 88B-0: Early 1940
   Ju 88V27: September 1941
   Ju 188V1: December 1941
   Ju 188E-1: March 1942
Final Delivery: 1945-46 (French built)
Number Produced: 1,100

Powerplant:
Ju 188A & Ju 188D:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 213A
  Type: 12-Cylinder inverted liquid cooled vee
  Number: Two    Horsepower: 1,776 hp

Ju 188E:
  Model: BMW 801G-2
  Type: 18-Cylinder two-row radials
  Number: Two    Horsepower: 1,700 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 72 ft. 2 in. (22m)
Length: 49 ft. 1 in. (14.96m)
Height: 14 ft. 7 in. (4.44m)
Wing Surface Area: 602.80 sq. ft.

Weights:
Empty:
   Ju 188E-1: 21,825 lb. (9900 kg)
Loaded:
   Ju 188A & D: 33,730 lb. (15,300 kg)
   Ju 188E-1: 31,967 lb. (14,500 kg)
  Performance:
Maximum Speed:
   Ju 188A: 325 mph at 20,500 ft. (6250m)
   Ju 188D: 350 mph at 27,000 ft. (8235m)
   Ju 188E: 310 mph at 19,685 ft. (6000m)
Initial Climb: N/A
Service Ceiling:
   Ju 188A: 33,000 ft. (10,060m)
   Ju 188D: 36,090 ft. (11,000m)
   Ju 188A: 31,170 ft. (9500m)
Range with 3,300 lb. (1500kg) bomb load:
    Ju 188A & E: 1,360 miles (2160 km)

Armament: Typical.
One 20mm MG 151/20 cannon in nose.

One 13mm MG 131 machine gun in dorsal turret.

One 13mm MG 131 machine gun manually aimed from rear dorsal position.

One 13mm MG 131 machine gun or
twin 7.92mm MG 81 machine gun manually aimed from rear ventral position.

Payload: Typical.
6,614 lb. (3000kg) of bombs internally or two 2,200 lb. (1000kg) torpedos under inner wings.


Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe , 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
Wikipedia - Ju 188

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