I JUST GOT THE JU A-1 NOW I WANT THE JU 88 P-5 WITH THE 88 MM GUN, THIS MUST BE THE BIG GUN ON ANY PLANE. HAVE NOT SEEN A PIC. I KNOW THEY HAD THE 75MM US AND GERMANY. HOW MANY WERE MADE? ONE OR TWO.
Naga, 14.07.2012 01:37
While most bombers suffer from a lack of speed or agility, and thus fall prey to enemy fighters, German bombers like those built by Junkers and Dornier had the performance to give enemy aircraft a run for their money, and they certainly packed teeth. The problem is in the design of the aircraft. You'll notice German bombers tend to have most defenses concentrated forward or towards the center of the wing. This greatly restricts the firing arcs of any weapons therein, and sure you might pack 15 and 13mm weapons, but without appropriate coverage all that speed and armor just delays the inevitable.
George D. Gilmore, e-mail, 21.06.2012 03:09
Is it true that on return to base they could cut back on each engine to save gas????
pree, 21.06.2011 06:24
I find terribly lacking in the nerly all of the aircraft books. Lots about the engines and even some pictures of the bearers, but no metal designation.
, e-mail, 21.06.2011 06:24
Ben Beekman, e-mail, 06.02.2011 03:45
It's not generally known, but the Ju88 wasn't a pure German design. Though credited to Junkers chief designer, Dipl. Ing. Zindel, it was actually designed by a W.H. Evers and an American citizen, Alfred Gassner. Evers had worked in the U.S. aircraft industry, returning to Germany in 1935 accompanied by Gassner. Soon employed by Junkers, design work on the Ju88 began Jan. 1936. in December of that year the first prototype was flown by chief test pilot Flugkapitan Kindermann. Gassner had returned to the U.S. by way of Sweden prior to the first flight and Evers was never given recognition for his work. This informastion from Wm. Green's book, "Famous Bombers of the Second World War" (Hanover House, 1959).
Mel Brooks, 16.10.2010 09:42
I am currently filming,"Blazing Saddles 2" starring Barak OBAMA as that fun loving sheriff who comes to Washington D.C. to clean up the mess that Dick Cheney left. My favorite scene is when Anna Kreisling The White Wolf of the Luftwaffe lands a Junkers JU-88 in front of the White House, and while the engines are running, OBAMA runs like O.J.Simpson chased by over one million angry taxpayers who want their free Obama money, which he promised them!! When he reaches the airplane he goes cross-eyed staring at her heavenly cleavage!! HE tries desperately to undo her Stainless Steel bra that was designed by Albert Speer!! But he can't get it off. He feels frustrated and a born loser, just like his days as President! But Anna smiles and goes to full throttle and flies him home to his native Kenya! There he trains daily to become a Marathon Runner!
Jane Russell Hollywood, 28.09.2010 01:00
Yes it is true that Howard Hughes bought the famous stainless steel bra from Albert Speer! Hughes gave him $30,000 dollars and his own personal Junkers JU-88 aeroplane!! ANNA Kreisling has gorgeous full breasts because her bra fit me perfectly!!Mel Brooks is in a new Broadway Play called,"ANNA KREISLING, MY HOTSY TOTSY NAZI SWEETHEART!!" Here are the Lyrics to the opening song!! "ANNA BABY, FLY ME TO NEW YORK!! Lets get high over NEW YORK!! Lets pretend its 1943!! We'll make love and history!! ANNA FRAULEIN, FLY ME TO NEW YORK!! I'll climb into your junkers, just like before!! ANNA, YOUR MY HOTSY TOTSY NAZI OF THE MASTER RACE!! Put on your stainless steel bra and lets dance some more
wlkriessmann, e-mail, 26.09.2010 04:21
It is a bukged canopywith a single gun orobably on a Ju88 C6 (check swuadron.signalpublictions-aircraft numbr 113-Carrollton /Texas I flew quite a few JU`s after left KG 53 April 1944 as a ferryin pilot Checked out at Hannover-Langenhagen April 17 1944(PK+CS), then, Schleswig, Hildfesheim and quite few Ju88 G1 and G6 ( nightfighters ) from the factory in Bernburg to different fields and units( Sept,. Oct. Nov. Dez 1944/Jan/ Febr 1945
Tad Foran, e-mail, 16.09.2010 03:43
I saw a "cut away" drawing of the Ju-88 and can't figure out what the long tube that extended from just rear of the cockpit to the top of the horizontal stabilizer. Any clue as to what the purpose of this long tube is?
Descarrier, e-mail, 28.06.2010 13:59
Hi, same question than jkervin. I am looking for photo's or drawing of Junker 88 A-4 bomb bay and fuselage tanks. It seems Ju-88 A4 had their bomb bay load replaced by an extra tanks ? It seems indeed quite hard to find references about this on the web even the website in Norway were they restore 2 Ju-88 ? Any help welcome. Contact me direct at my e-mail: Descarrier1957@yahoo.com. Thanks you very much
Sgt.KAR98, 19.04.2010 01:11
I love the Ju-88 too.What wonderful plane.
johnnyb, e-mail, 19.01.2010 19:09
i play a ww2 war game and the JU 88-4 has been finally released. i am trying to get a list of units that operated the a-4 model could you direct me?
kevin kelly, e-mail, 29.01.2009 16:25
My son is turning 7 and he is in love with the JU 88! I am looking for an in- air action picture of a JU 88 which I can print and frame for a birthday present. I was hoping you could sent me one. Very kindly, Kevin Kelly
Geir J. Valla, e-mail, 31.10.2008 20:40
Hello ! I am collecting parts for my JU-88 plane,and i am looking for the manual for this aircraft.
jkervin, e-mail, 05.09.2008 17:38
I am trying to build a JU 88 bomb bay, but can not find any diagrams/photos... I know Squadron's "JU 88 in Action" states the A/C had "horizontal bomb racks." Anyone know location of photos/drawings on web or in books? Thanks ahead
Ben Gowen, e-mail, 20.06.2008 08:54
NWA had an "ICE RESEARCH" project we had a B24, B26,and a JU88 I do not recal that the JU88 ever flw but it had fabrec cover body and had pressed saw dust props, 1942 in Minneapolis
Robert Brown, e-mail, 07.06.2008 08:50
Prof. Hertel at Dessau was the pioneer of using forged magnesium for the engine bearers. Many of the Junkers aircraft used magnesium for this purpose as did the ME109, 110, FW190, JU88, JU87, etc. It is almost never mentioned but it gave much lighter weight, which turned into more manuverability. I visit the Dessau Museum a few years ago and no one there (that spoke English) had a clue as to what I was asking about. There are a few mentions of Elektron metal which was the magnesium alloy used. But it is a subject that I find terribly lacking in the nerly all of the aircraft books. Lots about the engines and even some pictures of the bearers, but no metal designation.
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