Ju 88 C-6

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Ju 88 C-6
AB RB SB
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Description

The Ju 88 C-6 is a rank II German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 600 m490 km/h
Turn time29 s
Max altitude9 800 m
Engine2 х Junkers Jumo 211J
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight12 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 468 450 9800 30.5 31.9 5.0 5.0 730
Upgraded 514 490 27.6 29.0 10.9 7.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
675 310 457 428 280 ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 360 < 370 > 331

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear310 km/h
  • 12 mm steel - nose bulkhead in front of cockpit
  • 12 mm steel - below / behind belly gunner
  • 12 mm steel - pilot's seat
  • 20 mm steel - bulkhead behind cockpit
  • 60 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • 58 mm bulletproof glass - cockpit sides
  • 60 mm bulletproof glass - top gunner
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (4 in each wing)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB390 → 498 Sl icon.png
RB1 000 → 1 279 Sl icon.png
SB890 → 1 138 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 930 Rp icon.png
9 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 80 / 110 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_belt_pack
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg81_turret_new_gun
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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mg17_new_gun
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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SC 50
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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mgff_belt_pack
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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mgffm_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition360 rounds
Fire rate520 shots/min
Ammunition2 800 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min

The Ju 88 C-6 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannon, nose-mounted (120 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons, chin-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 3 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (1,000 rpg top/left + 800 rpg right = 2,800 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (1)
Setup 110 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Main article: SC50JA (50 kg)

The Ju 88 C-6 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
Turret2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition2700 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
Main article: MG 81 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 88 C-6 is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns, ventral turret (1,800 + 900 = 2,700 total)

Usage in battles

Bombers are often the main target for Ju 88 pilots. They can be easily caught and disposed of with the powerful cannons. Luckily, many bombers at this BR have only light machine guns as defensive armament, making them easy targets and not particularly threatening. However, there are some exceptions.

Beaufort Mk VIII - The Beaufort is fast and has a powerful twin .50 cal turret at the back. This can engage you at long range and cause serious damage to your aircraft. Try to approach it from underneath or in a head on, a blind spot for the defensive .50 cal turret.

B-34 - Same as the Beaufort, it has a powerful turret with twin .50 cals. Approaching from behind is very dangerous. This aircraft also has good offensive armament, so approaching from the front is dangerous too. The best option is to hit it from underneath.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 3 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons with Minengeschoß rounds that will make short work of any air target
  • All offensive armament is centre-mounted, making them extremely deadly
  • Decent defensive armament of 7.92 mm with good coverage
  • Internal bomb bay, meaning the bombload affects weight, but not drag
  • Good climb rate
  • Durable airframe
  • Manoeuvrable for a heavy fighter/bomber
  • Ability to perform multiple roles such as a bomber, ground attacker, and heavy fighter
  • Gets the attacker spawn in AB

Cons:

  • Guns are sighted to aim below the nose tip of the plane, making it very awkward to aim in a dogfight
  • Single-seat fighters are much more manoeuvrable
  • Slow plane that presents itself as a large target
  • Cannons fire with sluggish muzzle velocity and rate of fire
  • Relatively low wing rip speed somewhat limits effectiveness at diving
  • Engines are easily damaged, and the Ju 88 C-6 has a hard time flying with just one engine
  • Prone to fires
  • Locks up in dives, making it hard to pull out when getting near wing rip speed
  • Although it can perform different roles, it excels at none of them
  • No airbrakes, unlike the bomber variants of Ju 88 series

History

Born as a bomber quickly and Ju 88 is the most important forces during the second world war the German air force, well done to include tactical, anti-ship, remote surveillance, water and even the night air, a series of tasks, with excellent performance and is almost omnipotent domestic for Ju 88 did as a day of heavy fighter used.

After the Ju 88 was put into production, the Luftwaffe, which was still fascinated by the ejector aircraft, immediately thought of the possibility of developing the Ju 88 C into a day fighter. Under this idea, several Ju 88 C with specially enhanced forward firing firepower were produced for demonstration. Satisfied with the results of the early tests, the RLM ordered a small field test, and on 21 February 1940 KG30 received a batch of Ju 88 C-2s to form an additional squadron of evicters.

In the report submitted to the RLM, the performance and role of Ju 88 C were fully affirmed. The squadron leader pointed out that its excellent handling, long range and ability to attack under bad weather conditions were fully competent for the role positioning of the evictor, which was enough to pose a serious threat to enemy bombers. It was suggested that Ju 88 C be put into formal production and used on a large scale. However, in response to the opening of the British night bombing, the squadron was adapted into a night fighting unit.

After a long wait, the opportunity finally came. Although the British decimated the French Navy in Operation Crossbow to save her from falling into German hands, the U-boat pack can now launch a crushing battle from the west coast of France, and they will be more deadly than their predecessors in the last Great war. For the first two years of the war, the Air Force used the Fw 200 to support U-boat operations, but with the escalation of war intensity, the firepower and mobility of the Fw 200 were insufficient, and the range of the Bf 110 and Fw 190 was insufficient to support deep ocean operations, so the Luftwaffe began to use the Ju 88 C-6.

After a series of complicated preparation and reorganization, the Fifth KG40 Brigade using Ju 88 C-6 was formally established in July 1942. Compared with the previous Ju 88 C-2, the C-6 changed the engine to improve the speed and maneuverability, and the forward fire and self-defense firepower were also further improved. Perfect for deep ocean hunting Allied anti-submarine aircraft and bombers.

Over a period of two years, the battalion achieved a total of 109 confirmed and 3 probable victories, at the cost of 91 Ju 88s lost in action, 30 lost to mechanical problems, bad weather or unknown causes, 222 killed or missing, 58 killed in accidents, 7 captured, 51 wounded, and more than 100 wounded. These results were pitiful compared with those of the single-engine fighter units, especially on the Eastern Front, and were almost forgotten after the war, but the battalion was originally set up to support U-boat operations and did its best to do so.

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External links


Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works (Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke Aktiengesellschaft)
Fighters  Ju 88 C-6 · Ju 388 J
Strike Aircraft 
Ju 87  Ju 87 G-1 · Ju 87 G-2
Bombers  Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Ju 87  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya
Export  ▄Ju 87 D-3 · ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 88 A-4

Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 109 Z-1
  Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 B-1/U2
Dornier  Do 17 Z-7 · Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
Focke-Wulf  Ta 154 A-1
Junkers  Ju 88 C-6 · Ju 388 J