Ju 288 C

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Ju 288 C
ju-288c.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.3/5.3/5.3BR
4 peopleCrew
14.4 tEmpty weight
22.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
sec33.0/33.0/30.0Turn Time
176 km/hStalling speed
2 х Daimler-Benz DB-610Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
675 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Defensive armament
20 mm MG 151 cannonTurret
600 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 13 mm MG 131 machine gun3 х Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
36 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
8 х 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
3 х 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 3
2 х 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombSetup 4
2 х 1800 kg SC1800B bombSetup 5
Economy
4 880 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png26 860/8 880/6 510Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
380 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The Ju 288 C is a premium rank IV German bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea". Is has no relation of the Ju 88, Ju 188, or Ju 388 despite the "88" in its name.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
675 310  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Ju 288 C can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 36 x 50 kg SC50JA (1,800 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA (2,000 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 kg SC500K (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,800 kg SC1800B (3,600 kg total)

Defensive armament

The Ju 288 C is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, tail turret (600 rpg)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, chin turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, dorsal turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, ventral turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 13 mm SC 250
II Compressor Airframe Turret 20 mm SC 500
III Wings repair Engine New 13 mm MGs (turret) SC 1000
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons (turret) SC 1800

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good speed for the rank, can often reach bases before fighters can intercept
  • 20 mm cannon in the tail is effective if you can get on target
  • Excellent ordnance options
  • Very good manoeuvrability for a bomber
  • Can defend itself from attacks from all angles (no blind spot)
  • Has air brakes, makes landing easier

Cons:

  • Engines tend to overheat quickly
  • Pilot can be easily knocked out due to absence of armor at the front of cockpit

History

In 1939, the Junkers company began work on a new bomber that was supposed to replace the Ju 88 bombers in service at the time. The new aircraft had to surpass the predecessor across all parameters. The plan was to fit the upcoming model with new, more powerful engines, significantly boost the firepower of the defensive armament, and, of course, increase the payload. The first prototypes took to the skies when the Jumo 222A/B engines, which the aircraft were supposed to be equipped with, had not been installed yet. Instead, the BMW engines were used. Extensive work began on the experimental models of the new series, which received the designation Ju 288, with the aim of enhancing the bomber’s characteristics. This explains why the first eight prototypes were significantly different from one another.

In 1942 the Ministry of Aviation made a ruling to include a fourth member in the aircraft crew, which demanded changes to be made to the build of the cockpit. Vehicles of the second-generation prototype series with the letter “B” in their designation had their wingspan increased and their defensive armament changed. The Jumo 222A/B engines still required more work to be done and thus weren’t installed on the Ju 288Bs. The Ju 288Cs, the third-generation prototypes of the series, were fitted with the Daimler Benz DB 605 engines, requiring the nacelles to be changed. Furthermore, the wingspan of the aircraft was increased even more and the defensive armament received another modification – this time, a lower rear turret was added. The Ju 288C’s first test flights began in the spring of 1943. Junkers even prepared three versions of the new bomber build for serial production, each with a unique armament set. However, in June, the engineering department notified the aircraft manufacturer to discontinue work on the Ju 288 due to a lack of resources required to produce the new aircraft. Tests on the Ju 288 continued right up to 1944 – the aircraft even went on a number of combat flights. However, in the end the bomber was never approved for serial production.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 4 (1937) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)
  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/N (1942) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic