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JUNKERS Ju 89



Type: Heavy Bomber
Origin: Junkers Flugzeug und Motorwerke AG
Models: V1 and V2
Production: 2 prototypes
First Flight: December 1936

Powerplant:
Ju 89V-1:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 211A
  Type: Inverted V12 liquid cooled
  Number: Four     Horsepower: 1,075 hp

Ju 89V-2:
  Model: Daimler-Benz DB 600A
  Type: Inverted V12 liquid cooled
  Number: Four     Horsepower: 750 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 35.25m (115 ft. 8½ in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A
Length: 26.49m (86 ft. 11¼ in.)
Height: 7.60m (24 ft. 11¼ in.)
  Weights: Ju 89V-2
Empty: 17,000kg (37,480 lb.)
Loaded: 22,800kg (50,266 lb.)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 242 mph (390 kph)
Cruise Speed: N/A
Range: 2000km (1,242 miles)
Initial Climb: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A

Armament:
One 20mm cannon in dorsal and ventral turrets
MG 15 in Front and rear

Armament:
Sixteen 220 lb. (100kg) bombs or similar combinations.

Notes:
Developed as part of General Walther Wever's Ural bomber program, the Ju 89 proved to be far more capable than it's primary competitor the Do 19. Though this aircraft had impressive potential, support for the long range heavy bomber program died with Gen. Wever. The Ju 89 prototypes were eventually used as test beds and to set records but the development program was terminated on April 29, 1937.

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

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