Ju 88 C-6

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This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Ju 88 C-6. For other versions, see Ju 88 (Family).
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Ju 88 C-6
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Description

The Ju 88 C-6 is a rank I 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 + -
675 310 480 480 280 ~11 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 360 < 400 > 322
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,900 m 1,180 hp 1,408 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural675 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
AB860 → 1 099 Sl icon.png
RB2 100 → 2 685 Sl icon.png
SB1 400 → 1 790 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications7 320 Rp icon.png
9 930 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
50 / 160 / 140 % 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
Mods radiator.png
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
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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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mg17_new_gun
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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ITC 50/IX
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:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 13 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannon
Ammunition360 rounds
Fire rate560 shots/min
Weapon 23 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun
Ammunition2 800 rounds
Fire rate1 150 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

Number of setups1
List of setups
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

Turret2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition2700 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition1000 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
  • Can be used effectively as a Boom & Zoom 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 rip speed somewhat limits effectiveness at boom and zoom
  • Poor manoeuvrability compared to contemporary fighters
  • Engines are easily damaged, and plane 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 accomplish many roles, it excels at none of them
  • No airbrakes, unlike the bomber variants of Ju 88 series

History

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See also

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

Germany twin-engine fighters
Messerschmitt  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · Bf 110 G-4 · Bf 109 Z
  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4
  Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Heinkel  He 219 A-7
Dornier  Do 17 Z-7 · Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Focke-Wulf  Ta 154 A-1
Junkers  Ju 88 C-6 · Ju 388 J