Ju 288 C

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Ju 288 C
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Ju 288 C
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Description

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The Ju 288 C is a premium rank IV German bomber with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB) and 5.7 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea". Is has no relation of the Ju 88, Ju 188, or Ju 388 despite the "88" in its name.

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.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
607 591 11000 32.0 33.0 8.5 8.5 2,000
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
655 630 11000 29.5 30.7 14.9 11.4 2,000

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 ~9 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 370 < 360 < 450 > 715
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,700 m 2,520 hp 2,797 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 10 mm steel - Pilot's headrests
  • 8 mm steel - Pilot's seats
  • 8 mm steel - cockpit floor

Armaments

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Ju 288 C can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 36 x 50 kg SC50JA (1,800 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA (2,000 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 kg SC500K (1,500 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,800 kg SC1800B (3,600 kg total)

Defensive armament

The Ju 288 C is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, tail turret (600 rpg)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, chin turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, dorsal turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, ventral turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 13 mm SC 250
II Compressor Airframe Turret 20 mm SC 500
III Wings repair Engine New 13 mm MGs (turret) SC 1000
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons (turret) SC 1800

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good speed for the rank, can often reach bases before fighters can intercept
  • 20 mm cannon in the tail is effective if you can get on target
  • Excellent ordnance options
  • Very good manoeuvrability for a bomber
  • Can defend itself from attacks from all angles (no blind spot)
  • Has air brakes, makes landing easier

Cons:

  • Engines tend to overheat quickly
  • Pilot can be easily knocked out due to the absence of armour at the front of the cockpit
  • Rudders and elevators are extremely fragile and can be disabled or destroyed by just a few cannon rounds
  • No rudder or elevator = no control
  • Even though your plane has a 20 mm tail gunner, it is absolutely important to have good aim just in case planes with cannons (like F4U-4B, Tempests, etc) come behind you.
  • Aircraft catches fire easily as it carries 10 self sealing fuel tanks that are poorly covered.

History

In 1939, the Junkers company began work on a new bomber that was supposed to replace the Ju 88 bombers in service at the time. The new aircraft had to surpass the predecessor across all parameters. The plan was to fit the upcoming model with new, more powerful engines, significantly boost the firepower of the defensive armament, and, of course, increase the payload. The first prototypes took to the skies when the Jumo 222A/B engines, which the aircraft were supposed to be equipped with, had not been installed yet. Instead, the BMW engines were used. Extensive work began on the experimental models of the new series, which received the designation Ju 288, with the aim of enhancing the bomber’s characteristics. This explains why the first eight prototypes were significantly different from one another.

In 1942 the Ministry of Aviation made a ruling to include a fourth member in the aircraft crew, which demanded changes to be made to the build of the cockpit. Vehicles of the second-generation prototype series with the letter “B” in their designation had their wingspan increased and their defensive armament changed. The Jumo 222A/B engines still required more work to be done and thus weren’t installed on the Ju 288Bs. The Ju 288Cs, the third-generation prototypes of the series, were fitted with the Daimler Benz DB 605 engines, requiring the nacelles to be changed. Furthermore, the wingspan of the aircraft was increased even more and the defensive armament received another modification – this time, a lower rear turret was added. The Ju 288C’s first test flights began in the spring of 1943. Junkers even prepared three versions of the new bomber build for serial production, each with a unique armament set. However, in June, the engineering department notified the aircraft manufacturer to discontinue work on the Ju 288 due to a lack of resources required to produce the new aircraft. Tests on the Ju 288 continued right up to 1944 – the aircraft even went on a number of combat flights. However, in the end the bomber was never approved for serial production.

- From Devblog

Media

Videos

See also

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External links


Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
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 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic