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JUNKERS Ju 288



Type: Medium Bomber
Origin: Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG
Models: A-Series (V1 to V7), B-Series (V9 to V14),
   and C-Series (V101 to V108)
Crew: N/A
First Flight:
    Ju 288V-1: January 1941
    Ju 288B: 1942
Final Delivery: N/A
Number Produced: 22

Engine:
Ju 288V-1:
  Model: BMW 801A
  Type: 18-Cylinder two-row radial
  Number: Two       Horsepower: 1,600 hp

Ju 288V-5:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 222A-1/B-1
  Type: Multi-banked engines with ducted spinners
  Number: Two       Horsepower: 2,500 hp

Ju 288B:
  Model: Daimler-Benz DB 606A-1/B-1
  Type: Double engine
  Number: Two       Horsepower: 2,700 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span:
    Ju 288A: 60 ft. (18.29m)
    Ju 288B & C: 74 ft. 4 in. (22.65m)
Length:
    Ju 288A: 52 ft. 2 in. (15.89m)
    Ju 288B: 58 ft. 4.75 in. (17.79m)
    Ju 288C: 59 ft. 5.75 in. (18.12m)
Height:
    Ju 288A: 13 ft. 7 in. (4.15m)
    Ju 288B & C: 14 ft. 9 in. (4.50m)
Wing Surface Area: N/A
  Weights:
Empty:
    Ju 288A: 26,240 lb. (11,900 kg)
    Ju 288B: N/A
    Ju 288C: 29,546 lb. (13,400 kg)
Loaded:
    Ju 288A: 38,900 lb. (17,645 kg)
    Ju 288B: 46,186 lb. (20,950 kg)
    Ju 288C: 49,493 lb. (22,450 kg)

Performance:
Maximum Speed:
    Ju 288A: 416 mph (670 kph)
    Ju 288B: 388 mph (625 kph)
    Ju 288C: 407 mph (655 kph)
Initial Climb: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A
Range with max internal bomb load:
    Ju 288A: 2,237 miles (3600 km)
    Ju 288B: 1,678 miles (2700 km)
    Ju 288C: 1,616 miles (2600 km)

Armament:
Ju 288A:
Four 13mm MG 131 in two remote-control barbettes.

Ju 288C:
Two 15mm MG 131 in front remote-control barbette.
Two 15mm MG 131 in rear remote-control barbette.
Two 15mm MG 131 in dorsal barbette.
One 20mm MG 151 in tail.

Payload:
Ju 288V-1: 6,614 lb. (3000 kg)

Ju 288C:
6,614 lb. (3000 kg) internally.
4,409 lb. externally.


Additional Images:
Image 1 - A series of profiles.
  Image 2 - A 3-view illustration.

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

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