Ju 88 C-6

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Ju 88 C-6
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
9.6 tEmpty weight
12.3 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
sec33.0/33.0/30.0Turn Time
176 km/hStalling speed
2 х Junkers Jumo 211JEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
675 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 х 20 mm MG FF/M cannonWeapon 1
360 roundsAmmunition
560 shots/minFire rate
3 х 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
2 800 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 х 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gunTurret
2 700 roundsAmmunition
1 100 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun2 х Turret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 100 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 960 / 2 502/1 230 / 1 570/560 / 715Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.12 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German twin-engine fighter Ju 88 C-6. For other uses, see Ju 88 (Family).


The Ju 88 C-6 in the garage

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
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
466 452 9 800 30.7 31.7 3.9 5.1 730
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
517 490 9 800 27.5 29.0 13.0 7.6 730


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
675 310 480 ~?? ~?
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


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 cannon, chin-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
  • 3 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun (800 rpg right, 1,000 rpg left = 2,800 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: SC50JA (50 kg)

The options available for the Ju 88 C-6 are:

  • Without load
  • 20 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 81 (7.92 mm)

The Ju 88 C-6 is armed with:

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

Usage in the battles

Any fighter poses a threat to the Ju 88. At BR 2.7 you will either face low rank monoplanes, which should be easy to boom and zoom or simply fly away from, or you could be facing cannon armed spitfires, P-39s and P-38s, which will be faster, more maneuverable and even more heavily armed than you are.

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 Not controllable Controllable Controllable Separate Not ontrollable 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 guns are 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 and 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 maneuverability 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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