Ju 88 Aces of World War 2Ju 88 Aces of World War 2



From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story ...

Author: Robert Forsyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472829221

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Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.

Junkers Ju 88 The Early YearsJunkers Ju 88 The Early Years



The Ju 88C-2 would evolve into the Ju 88 C-4 (different engines, bomb equipment removed, new propellers) and ultimately the Ju 88 C-6, which was purpose ...

Author: Chris Goss

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848324770

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Designed as a fast bomber that could out-run the fighters of the era, the twin-engine Junkers Ju 88 became one of the most versatile aircraft of the Second World War. Such was the success of the design that its production lines operated constantly from 1936 to 1945, with more than 16,000 examples being built in dozens of variants – more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. From an early stage it was intended that it would be used as a conventional light bomber and as a dive-bomber. As such, it served in the invasion of Poland, the Norway campaign, the Blitzkrieg and the invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. It went on to operate in North Africa, formed a key part of the air assault in Operation Barbarossa, and was vital to the Luftwaffes defence of Germany in the face of the Allied bomber offensive. It was also adapted for use as a fighter, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft and even as a Mistel flying-bomb. It was used effectively against both land targets and shipping. In this selection of unrivalled images collected over many years, and now part of Frontline's new War in the Air series, the operations of this famous aircraft are portrayed and brought to life.

Junkers Ju 88 CJunkers Ju 88 C



Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most universal aircraftS taking part in the Second World War.

Author: Maciej Noszczak

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Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most universal aircraftS taking part in the Second World War. It was designed as a fast bomber and it worked perfectly well in this role, especially during low-level airstrikes and shallow diving attacks. It could also be the night fighter, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The heavy fighter and fighter-bomber version of the Ju 88 was marked as variant C. The aircraft was designed to have strong offensive armament and be able to carry a certain bomb load, as in version A. The Ju 88 C had A solid nose which was adapted for the installation of machine guns and cannons. Usually the weaponry consisted of one MG FF cal. 20 mm cannon and three MG 17 machine guns cal. 7.92 mm. The characteristic gondola under the nasal section of the fuselage was originally kept, but in some units it was dismounted to reduce the airframe's weight and air resistance, Thus increasing the aircraft's performance. Eventually the Ju 88 C evolved to the night fighter and gained the most popularity in this role.

Junkers Ju 88 The Twilight YearsJunkers Ju 88 The Twilight Years



Seen at Cognac is another 'pale' Ju 88 C-6, in this case the aircraft coded F8+HX. This was normally the personal aircraft of Unteroffizier Heinz Hommel.

Author: Chris Goss

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473892385

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Designed as a fast bomber that could outrun the fighters of the era, the twin-engine Junkers Ju 88 became one of the most versatile aircraft of the Second World War. Such was the success of the design that its production lines operated constantly from 1936 to 1945, with more than 16,000 examples being built in dozens of variants more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. From an early stage it was intended that it would be used as a conventional light bomber and as a dive-bomber. As such, it served in the invasion of Poland, the Norway campaign, the Blitzkrieg and the invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. This latest volume in Frontlines Air War Archive examines the Ju 88s use in the latter years of the Second World War. The types use as a torpedo bomber or reconnaissance aircraft, as well as its deployment in Russia, over the Bay of Biscay and in the Mediterranean theater are all explored. Even its use in the Mistel flying-bomb is covered.In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in its twilight years are portrayed and brought to life.

Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian FrontJunkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front



Ju 88C-6 'V4+DT' of 9.(Eis)/KG 1, Dno, Northern Sector, February 1943 Looking, if anything, even grubbier and altogether more 'war weary' than the aircraft ...

Author: John Weal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849083058

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The Ju 88, "Wunderbomber†? was the main punch of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm during the initial invasion of the Soviet Union and went on to provide critical ground support to the advancing Wehrmacht. This book tells the complete story of the Ju 88's activities on the Eastern Front including their participation in the campaign against the arctic convoys and the several variants employed. Written and illustrated by renowned Luftwaffe expert John Weal, this book completes Osprey's trilogy on one of the most important German aircraft of World War II.

Warfare and the Third ReichWarfare and the Third Reich



... Ju 88C 410, 427, 438 Junkers Ju 88C-2 367 Junkers Ju 88C-4 369 Junkers Ju 88C-6 370, 385-86,388, 392, 401, 423, 424, 428 Junkers Ju 88G 429, 435 Junkers ...

Author: Christopher Chant

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943185

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Page: 300

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An outstanding assessment of the military power unleashed by Hitler, Warfare and the Third Reich is a notable contribution both to military history and to the understanding of the events during, and the outcome of, World War II. Written with great authoroty, it examines and discusses the growth, development and deployment of the German armed forces and considers Hitler's generals and their vital roles in the rise and ultimate decline of the Third Reich.

World War 2 In ReviewWorld War 2 In Review



The Junkers Ju 88C-2 and C-4 in Service with I./NJG 2 During the summer months of 1939, a few early production models of the famed Ju 88A-1 bomber were ...

Author: Merriam Press

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387076055

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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition 2017. Coverage of a variety of subjects covering various aspects of World War II: (1) Communist Guerrilla Warfare Against the Japanese: Base Area Utilization and Expansion (2) “There Are Only Dead Men on the Bridge...”: Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Comdr. Bruce McCandless (3) General Alexander M. Patch: From the South Pacific to the Brenner Pass (4) Fight Talk: General Cable Corporation in World War II (5) 6th SS Mountain Division (6) U.S. Submarine Losses in World War II (7) U.S. Navy Submarine Badge (8) Crossing the Rhine: The 5th Division at Oppenheim (9) The ‘88’ with 20/20 Vision (10) Allied Offensive Mining Campaign: Interrogation of Captain Kyuzo Tamura, IJN and Commander Binzo Sugita, IJN (11) Anti-tank Artillery of the Red Army in Action (12) Attack on a Fortified City: Brest Litovsk, Byelorussia, 1941 (13) One Man’s War: “Commando” Kelly (14) Nachtjagdgeschwader 2. 428 B&W/color photos/illustrations.

Aircraft of World War IIAircraft of World War II



Junkers Ju 88C and R Junkers Ju 88D and P 1 Country of origin : Germany . Country of origin : Germany . Type : Three seat day / night fighters and intruders . Type : Ju 88D – four seat long range reconnaissance . Ju 88P – three ...

Author: Stewart Wilson

Publisher: Australian Aviation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028998834

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Page: 176

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A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.

Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the MediterraneanJunkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean



LG1, meanwhile, had finally located 'Force C' off the eastern end of Crete With little fear of Allied air intervention, aircraft shadowed and tracked the ...

Author: John Weal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846038884

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This volume follows the Luftwaffe's twin-engined 'Wunderbomber' southwards to describe its deployment in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre of war. Early 1941 saw the first sporadic air raids on Malta, followed by the campaign in the Balkans which resulted in the conquests of Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete. After supporting land operations in North Africa during the latter half of 1941, the Ju 88s resumed their assault on Malta. Bringing the story to life are personal accounts of the more famous actions – the bombing of shipping off the coast of Greece and the sinking of three Royal Navy destroyers south of Crete, all illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour profiles.

World War II Fighter Planes Spotter s GuideWorld War II Fighter Planes Spotter s Guide



JUNKERS. Ju. 88C/G/R. If KAWANISHI N1K1-J SHIDEN This page: Assigned to the Tsukuba. Although designed first and foremost for the fast mediumbomber role, ...

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472848529

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World War II saw pilots from around the world battling in the skies over Europe, Asia and Africa, with victory resting upon their nerve, skill and the capabilities of some of history's most iconic aircraft. In the chaos of battle, it was vital that they could quickly identify friend from foe. But do you know your Hurricane from your Bf 109, or what the legendary P-51 Mustang looks like? Do you know the wingspan of the A6M Zero-sen, or how fast it could fly? THE WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PLANES SPOTTER'S GUIDE answers all of these questions and more, providing essential information on over 90 legendary aircraft, from the celebrated Spitfire to the jet-powered Me 262. Featuring full-colour artwork to aid recognition, as well as all the details you need to assess their performance, this is the perfect pocket guide to the Allied and Axis fighters of World War II.

Ju 88 Aces of World War 2Ju 88 Aces of World War 2



... Junkers Ju 88C‐4 R4+FM 41(17,93) R4+GM 35 R4+MT 40(13,93) Wk‐Nr 360219 33,34 Wk‐Nr 360219R4+GM 39(10,92) Junkers Ju88C‐6 30, 46,47, 48,60, 63,68–71, ...

Author: Robert Forsyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472829238

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Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.

The Battle of BritainThe Battle of Britain



LC 1 Junkers Ju 88 Specifications: Crew: 4 Ju 87B Ju 87B Ju 87B Ju 87B Ju 87B ... Ju 88A-1,5 Ju 88A-1 Ju 88C, A-5 Ju 88A-1,5 Ju 88A-5,C-2 Ju 88A-1 Ju 88A-1 ...

Author: Jon Lake

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781908273918

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In the summer of 1940, the most important battle in the history of air warfare was fought between the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe in the skies over southern Britain. Only after a tightly-fought series of aerial battles did the RAF secure a narrow victory – or did it? Although glamourised by the press and cinema alike over the past 60 years, the battle was an intense war of attrition in which luck, skill, judgement and bravery all played a role. The Battle of Britain explores in detail the men, machines and tactics engaged in the epic struggle, and seeks to debunk some of the popular myths that surround it. The Battle of Britain examines the strength of both sides on the eve of the battle, and its wider strategic implications fo the outcome of the war. The book looks at the German preparations for invasion, and the Luftwaffe's state of readiness after the Polish and French campaigns. It explains why the battle was a race against time for the Germans and highlights factors such as the lack of suitable transports and inexperience in planning a seaborne invasion that helped hinder their efforts. The book also asks whether Hitler himself was ever truly committed to invading Britain. Britain's preparations for defending herself from attack are also closely examined. The role and effectiveness of such institutions as the Home Guards and Observer Corps are covered, as well as the vital Chain Home and Chain Home Low radar networks. The Battle of Britain analyses the RAF's prepartions for the battle, its main fighters, the Hurricane and the Spitfire, and the vital importance of pilots from the Commonwealth, Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, the United States and elsewhere. The Battle of Britain covers every stage of this mammoth contest in detail, beginning with the opening attacks on British shipping and ports. The book highlights how close the war of attrition against the RAF came to succeeding, when the full fury of the Luftwaffe was unleashed on its airfields. It also asks why the Luftwaffe began bombing the cities when it was so close to success. The failings of both sides are dissected: the discord between key RAF commanders, and the initial failure of the Germans to realise the importance of radar. The book provides a wealth of information on the events of that infamous summer of 1940. [This is a text-only ebook edition.]

Kites Birds Stuff Aircraft of GERMANY A to DKites Birds Stuff Aircraft of GERMANY A to D



... which was fitted with the nose section of the Ju 88C-2 Armed with three 7.92mm MG ... Junkers Ju 88 C-2 nose cone Armed with fixed forward firing 20 mm.

Author: P.D. Stemp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291292664

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Page: 328

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The Aviation history of German aircraft from the very early days to the present. Details on around 1,438 aircraft. From the 1st.World war types and the 2nd. World war aircraft. Fighters, bombers, reconnaissance, trainers and civil types, plus numerous other types. Landplanes, seaplanes, airships, rockets, bombs - lots of stuff. An archive of information. The series of books comes in four volumes. In this volume some of the larger companies include: - AEG - AGO - Airbus - Albatros - Arado - Aviatik - BFW - Blohm und Voss - Brandenburg - Dornier + many others. There are around - 575 pictures & 143 plan diagrams. Enjoy

Lufthansa to Luftwaffe Hitlers Secret Air ForceLufthansa to Luftwaffe Hitlers Secret Air Force



equipment, but it was found to be inferior to the Junkers Ju 88C nightfighter. Although nine Do 17Z10s served on the newly formed Nachjagdgeschwader 2 at ...

Author: Peter Dancey

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447626756

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This book provides a complete history of the clandestine WW II Luftwaffe and its origins under the patronage of Lufthansa, secret training of its personnel in Russia and Italy. Combat proving of its airplanes with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Units, deployments, personel, airplanes and sub-types, thw 'secret weapons' and the world's first combat jets. Hitler's less than cordial relations with Goring, the RLM and German Aviation industry

Luftwaffe Fighter AcesLuftwaffe Fighter Aces



Jabs, Hans-Joachim, 73 Johnen, Wilhelm, 169 Joppien, Hermann-Friedrich, 71 Junkers Ju 88: Ju 88C-2, 145; Ju 88C-6C, 148, 149; Ju 88G-6, 179, 180 Kacmarek, ...

Author: Mike Spick

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781848326729

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In this exciting book Mike Spick shows how the Luftwaffe's leading fighter pilots were able to outscore their allied counterparts so effectively and completely during the Second World War. When the records of the Jagdflieger pilots became available after the war, they were initially greeted with incredulity _ the highest claim was for 352 kills, and more than 100 pilots had recorded more than 100 victories. However postwar research proved that these claims had in fact been made in good faith and confirmation had only been given after rigorous checking. To discover the secret of this success, aviation history expert Mike Spick examines the exploits of these aces and sets out the context in which it took place. Every major theater is covered in detail including the conditions peculiar to each: climate, relative numerical and qualitative strengths, the presence or absence of radar and other measures, and the relative merits of the planes being flown. He focuses on the methods and tactics used by individual aces and uses firsthand sources wherever possible to put the reader right alongside the pilot in the cockpit.

Warplanes of World War II Up CloseWarplanes of World War II Up Close



Junkers Ju 88 The versatile and effective Junkers Ju 88 was vitally important to the ... The next major production model was the Ju 88C heavy fighter; ...

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508170785

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Although airplanes were used to some degree in conflicts prior to 1939, World War II was when military aviation truly became a vital component of war plans. Many sophisticated warplanes were developed, increasing the power and accuracy of aerial bombing and tactical air support. This resource provides an in-depth look from every angle at aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang and Boeing B-29 Superfortress, demonstrating how these planes contributed to how each nation waged war during World War II.

Battle of Britain 1940Battle of Britain 1940



KG 55; 23, 45, 50, 59, 86–87, 88 KG 76; 22, 45,58, 61, 67, 70–71 (69), 72, ... 45,55, 67, 69, 89 Junkers Ju 88C 23, 55 Junkers Ju 89; 11, 12 Junkers K47; ...

Author: Doug Dildy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472820594

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In August 1940, the Luftwaffe began an operation to destroy or neutralize RAF Fighter Command, and enable Hitler to invade Britain that autumn. It was a new type of air warfare: the first ever offensive counter-air campaign against an integrated air defence system. Powerful, combat-proven and previously all-conquering, the German air force had the means to win the Battle of Britain. Yet it did not. This book is an original, rigorous campaign study of the Luftwaffe's Operation Adlerangriff, researched in Germany's World War II archives and using the most accurate data available. Doug Dildy explains the capabilities of both sides, sets the campaign in context, and argues persuasively that it was the Luftwaffe's own mistakes and failures that led to its defeat, and kept alive the Allies' chance to ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.

Kites Birds Stuuf Aircraft of GERMANY DORNIER AircraftKites Birds Stuuf Aircraft of GERMANY DORNIER Aircraft



... with a crew of three which was fitted with the nose section of the Ju88C-2 Armed ... Junkers Ju 88 C-2 nose cone Armed with fixed forward firing 20 mm.

Author: P.D. Stemp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326112561

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A detailed history of the Dornier aircraft manufacturers. From their early years through the war years and beyond. Specifications on performance, dimensions, weights, engines, armament, prototypes, first flights and other relevant details.

Jane s Fighting Aircraft of World War IIJane s Fighting Aircraft of World War II



The Junkers Ju 88G Night Fighter which had a tail similar to that fitted to the Ju 188 . L'ERFORMANCE . ... The following particulars relate to the most commonly - used Ju 88 night fighter ( C - 6 ) :NORMAL FLYING WEIGHT . 27,500 lbs .

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009602520

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More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each aircraft.