Ju 88 C-6

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Ju 88 C-6
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
12.349 tTake-off weight
3.62 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9800 mCeiling
2 х Junkers Jumo 211JEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
675 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannonWeapon 1
360 roundsAmmunition
560 shots/minFire rate
3 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
2800 roundsAmmunition
1151 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gunTurret
2700 roundsAmmunition
1597 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun2 х Turret
1000 roundsAmmunition
1597 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
7900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1600 / 2043/1800 / 2298/760 / 970Repair
3000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png170 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Ju 88 C-6. For other versions, see Ju 88 (Family).


GarageImage Ju 88 C-6.jpg

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

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

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
468 450 9800 30.5 31.9 5 5 730
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
514 490 9800 27.6 29.0 10.9 7.6 730


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
675 310  480 ~11 ~7
Optimal velocities
< 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

  • 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)


Offensive armament

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

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

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
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm ITC 50/IX
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • 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


  • 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


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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 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