Junkers Ju 88 AEdit

Junkers Ju-88 A
Junkers Ju-88 A
General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Speed 450 km/h
Category Bomber
General Ingame Information
Debut Debut in BF1942
Used by Germany
Guns 3x7,92-mm MG-81
Bombs See the table below
Seat 2 MG-81
Seat 3 MG-81
Seat 4 MG-81
Historical Picture

The Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engine aircraft with piston engines of the Junkers aircraft company and engine plants (JFM), produced from 1939 to 1945.

The Ju 88 was one of the standard fighters of the Luftwaffe. Originally conceived as a fast horizontal and dive bomber it aslo has been used with various modifications, such as a long-range bomber, torpedo bomber, minelayer, sea or long-range reconnaissance, weather monitoring plane, a destroyer, night fighter, tank destroyer or as ground attack aircraft. These various purpose modifications gave it the affectionate nickname "The Maid of All Work." With 14,882 copies built the Ju-88 production was one of the largest armament programs of the German Reich during World War II.

In Forgotten Hope Secret Weapons Ju 88 A got proper defense weapons, comparing to Battlefield 1942 and Forgotten Hope. All MG 42 were replaced by MG 81. Moreover, there are three totally different configurations of the bomb load. They are represented in this table:

Main weapon Secondary weapon
28 x 50-kg bomb 6 x 250-kg bomb
28 x Star Shell 6 x 250-kg bomb
2 x 500-kg bomb 2 x 1,000-kg bomb

Junkers Ju 88 G-7Edit

Junkers Ju-88 G-7
Junkers Ju-88 G-7
General Historical Information
Place of origin Germany
Speed 625 km/h
Category Night Interceptor
General Ingame Information
Used by Germany
Guns Forward firing:
4x 20mm MG213
Up firing (70°):2x 20mm MG213
Special abilities FuG 218/220 Neptun Radar
Seat 2 2x 13mm MG 131
Historical Picture
Luftwaffe night fighters JU 88 Me 110 Do 217 ME 110 HE 21905:57

Luftwaffe night fighters JU 88 Me 110 Do 217 ME 110 HE 219

All previous night fighter versions of the Ju 88 used a modified A-series fuselage. The G-series fuselage was purpose-built for the special needs of a night fighter, with the A-series' Bola ventral under-nose defensive gun position omitted for lower aerodynamic drag and less weight. G-1 aircraft were fitted with the enlarged squared-off vertical fin/rudder tail unit of the Ju 188, more powerful armament and 1,700 PS BMW 801 G-2 radial engines. Electronic equipment consisted of the then-standard FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2 90 MHz VHF radar using eight-dipole Hirschgeweih antennas, plus sometimes additional FuG 350 Naxos with its antenna in a teardrop-shaped fairing above the canopy, or FuG 227 Flensburg radar detection homing devices. One of these was flown by mistake to RAF Woodbridge in July 1944, giving the Royal Air Force its first chance to check out the VHF-band Lichtenstein SN-2 radar and Flensburg radar detector gear.

G-6 versions were equipped with 1,750 PS Jumo 213A inline-V12 engines, enlarged fuel tanks and often one or two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons in a Schräge Musik("Jazz Music", i.e. slanted) installation. These guns were pointed obliquely upwards and forwards from the upper fuselage - usually at an angle of 70°.

Some of the final G-series models received updates to the engine, a high-altitude Jumo 213E or to the radar, FuG 218/220 Neptun V/R or the even newer FuG 240 Berlin N-1 cavity magnetron based, 3 GHz-band (centimetric) radar. Only about 15 of those were completed before V-E Day and were designated as the Ju 88 G-7.

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