Junkers Ju 290
1942
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Junkers Ju 290

The Ju 290 was originally designed as a development of the Ju 90 transport and was test flown in 1941. Subsequent development was undertaken to enable it ultimately to supersede the Fw 200C for long-range over-sea anti-shipping and U-boat cooperation work, but it failed to achieve this. Nevertheless seven versions of the A series were produced as transport (A-1 with BMW 801D engines), reconnaissance (A-2, A-3 and A-5), transport (A-6), reconnaissance-bombing (A-7), and reconnaissance (A-8) aircraft - the latter with provision for carrying two Hs 293 anti-shipping glider missiles. Production totalled about 55 aircraft.

The Ju 290B was a projected heavily armed long-range bomber. It was followed by the Ju 290C reconnaissance and transport aircraft, Ju 290D long-range bomber and Ju 290E night bomber: all of which failed to enter production.

Junkers Ju 290


Specification 
 MODELJu-290A-7
 CREW3
 ENGINE4 x BMW 801D, 1268kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight46000 kg101413 lb
    Empty weight33005 kg72764 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan42.0 m138 ft 10 in
    Length29.15 m96 ft 8 in
    Height6.83 m22 ft 5 in
    Wing area203.60 m22191.53 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed440 km/h273 mph
    Ceiling6000 m19700 ft
    Range w/max.fuel6090 km3784 miles
 ARMAMENT7 x 20mm cannons, 1 x 13mm machine-guns, 3000kg of bombs or 3 missiles

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Junkers Ju 290A three-view drawing (1440 x 1060)

Comments
Barry, 15.01.2013

Two pre-production Ju290A-0 aircraft were followed by five Ju290A-1 armed transports. Two of which were used in an attempted releif of the Stalingrad siege. One crashed on take off with wounded troops on board. Three Ju290A-2 armed maritime reconnaissance models were followed by three Ju290A-3 machines with new Fowke Wulf turrets and BMW 801D engines. The A-4 model of which there were five,differed only in armament spec. The 11 Ju290A-5's had heavier armament, better armour in the cockpit, and better lateral gun positions. A single A-6 was used as atransport and ended it's days in Spain. Of the 25 Ju290A-7's started only a few of this heavier model designed to carry the Hs293 glide missile were completed and none entered service. Minor changes were made on the Ju290A-8, of which two were completed,but again none entered service. However one did survive the war until being scrapped in Czechoslovakia in 1956. Three Ju290A-9's were built for long range maritime reconnaissance. The final model built was the prototype long range heavy bomber the Ju290B-1. The remaining projected models failed to get off the drawing board due to the lack of suitable materials.

Finally may I say we treat Felix Dankervoort with the same "respect" that we give Steven and Bri'an who haunt this site!

Felix Dankervoort, hab ich wirklich!, 11.03.2012

three years later ... hello leo ... I think your trouble somehow okay, but who says that your name not to include construction site personnel? I visited the construction site of 390 ju, where only the BULLSHIT shaken the head. apparently confused some contemporaries this website with a role-play and a kind of modern "silent" post are fun .. different ... I would rather to the idea, the whole bullshit whatsoever, because with the theme of this has nothing to do!

Felix Dankervoort, hab ich wirklich!, 11.03.2012

drei jahre später...hallo leo...ich finde deinen einwand ja irgendwie okay, aber wer sagt denn, dass dein name nicht auch zum baustellenpersonal gehört??? ich hab die baustelle der ju 390 besucht und dort nur über den BULLSHIT den kopf geschüttelt. anscheinend verwechseln einige zeitgenossen diese website mit einem rollenspiel und eine art moderne "stille" post...spaß sind anders aus...da käme ich eher auf die idee, den ganzen bullshit zu löschen, denn mit dem thema an sich hat dies nichts zu tun!!!

Felix Dankervoort, hab ich wirklich!, 11.03.2012

drei jahre später...hallo leo...ich finde deinen einwand ja irgendwie okay, aber wer sagt denn, dass dein name nicht auch zum baustellenpersonal gehört??? ich hab die baustelle der ju 390 besucht und dort nur über den BULLSHIT den kopf geschüttelt. anscheinend verwechseln einige zeitgenossen diese website mit einem rollenspiel und eine art moderne "stille" post...spaß sind anders aus...da käme ich eher auf die idee, den ganzen bullshit zu löschen, denn mit dem thema an sich hat dies nichts zu tun!!!

Angela, 20.06.2011

IS THERE ARE ANY SURVIVING JUNKERS JU 290 IN THE PRESENT

, polo, 20.06.2011

Junkers Ju 290

Someone, 16.07.2010

I think this is a really cool plane. Didn't Junkers produce a long range version called Ju-390?

BTW, the Ju-390 makes an appearance in Secret Weapons Over Normandy, a PS2 WW2 Flight Simulator game.

Ian, taffwob=googlemail.com, 26.04.2010

This is a site where people can discuss aviation matters. If you want to start abuse may I suggest youtube.

Jackson, art=awesome.com, 28.03.2010

You guys are all GEEKS !! Leo -- you're a TOTAL TOOL !!

Danny, stategrad35=yahoo.com, 17.03.2010

A Ju 290A was flown to the USA and ended up in Marietta Georgia. The C 130 looks more like the 290 than anything kelly johnson ever drew. The 8-290 had the same dropping tail door, cockpit layout and basic operational capability as the YC-130.

leo rudnicki, leo_rudnicki=hotmail.com, 10.04.2009

Dear name, if that is really your name, Steve and Bri'an are the two jerks on site. Just ignore all entries.

Name, E-MAIL, 29.01.2008

Wrong there kiddo! It was impossible for a JU 290 to carry 8000kg of bombs. A more resonable weight was about 2205kg of bombs and was never used over the Battle of Britian or the Blitz. Its perpose was long-range maritime reconnaissance-bomber. And no, there are no 290 in existance.

STEVEN, ben-sons=cbn.net.id, 14.07.2007

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN MAY 1944 , ABOUT 8 JU-290 BOMBED LONDON IN THE NIGHT BLITZ. EACH AIRCRAFT CARRY 8000 KG OF BOMBS, NEARLY TWO TIMES THE CAPACITY OF B-17 OR B-24.
BECAUSE ONLY FEW JU-290 , THIS ATTACK DOESN,T HAVE MEANS IN THE COURSE OF THE WAR.

STEVEN, ben-sons=cbn.net.id, 13.01.2007

IS THERE ARE ANY SURVIVING JUNKERS JU 290 IN THE PRESENT ?

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