Ju 88 A-1

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Ju 88 A-1
ju-88a-1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.0/2.7BR
4 peopleCrew
6.6 tEmpty weight
10.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
sec33.5/33.5/30.0Turn Time
176 km/hStalling speed
2 х Junkers Jumo 211B-1Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
675 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunWeapon 1
375 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
525 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
600 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
28 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 2
2 х 250 kg SC250JA bomb
28 х 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 3
4 х 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 4
2 х 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 5
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 410 / 3 034/1 800 / 2 266/870 / 1 095Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Ju 88 A-1. For other uses, see Ju 88 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Ju 88 A-1.jpg


The Ju 88 A-1 is a Rank I German bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/SB) and 2.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.55 "Royal Armour".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
427 416 9 800 32.0 33.0 2.5 3.8 530
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
482 455 9 800 28.2 30.0 13.2 6.8 530

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
675 310 480 ~6 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 350 < 360 < 400 > 230
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,000 m 1,834 hp 2,366 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Engines and all fuel tanks in wings

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 88 A-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose-mounted (375 rpg)

Suspended armament

The options available for the Ju 88 A-1 are:

  • 10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 28 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 28 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs + 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 88 A-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (600 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (525 rpg)

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm ITX 50/IX
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs ETC 250/IV
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 7 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret) ETC 500/II

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has an offensive forward-firing machine gun.
  • Ability to dive bomb, equipped with air brakes.
  • Carries a decent max load of 1,900 kg compared to contemporaries, third highest payload before the Ju-88 A-4 and the He 111 H-3.
  • Lots of armament options.
  • Airframe can withstand high speed during a dive.
  • Carrying the maximum payload doesn't have that much penalty in overall performance.
  • Very useful in precision bombing.
  • Can outrun lower-end fighters.
  • The 50 kg bombs are very efficient in taking out individual ground targets.

Cons:

  • Defensive armaments are poor.
  • Stock bomb load is inadequate.
  • Payload is inferior to that of the Ju 88 A-4.

History

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Read also

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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