Profile Publications No. 148 The Junkers Ju 88 Night Fighters

SPECIFIC A T IONS Junkers 88C-6b Dimensions: Span 65 ft. 10} ins. Length 47 ft. 15 in. Height 16 ft. ins. Powerplants: Two 1,410 h.p. Junkers Jumo 211J twelve cylinder inverted vee liquid cooled engines. Armament: Three 20 mm. MG FF cannon and three 7-9 mm. MG 17 machine guns firing forward. In addition some aircraft were fitted with Schrage Musik, an installation comprising two 20 mm. MG 151 cannon mounted to fire upwards and forwards. The defensive armament com­prised up to two 13 mm. MG 131 machine guns, one firing from the rear of the cockpit canopy, the other from the rear of the blister under the starboard side of the nose. Radar: FuG 202 Lichtenstein BC or FuG 212 Lichtenstein C-1. Frequency 490 megacycles. Range 2 }miles. Weights: Empty 18,871 lb., loaded 26,125 lb. Performance: Maximum speed 311 m.p.h. at 20,000 feet. Initial climb rate 1,470 ft./min. Service ceiling 32,500 ft. Range 1,950 miles. Junkers 88G-7b Dimensions: Span 65 ft. 10} ins. Length 51 ft. 1} ins. Height 15 ft. 11 ins. Powerplants: Two 1,880 h.p. (2,250 h.p. emergency rating) Junkers Jumo 213E twelve cylinder inverted veo liquid cooled engines. Armament: Four 20 mm. MG 151 cannon firing forwards from a shallow blister mid-way along the fuselage. Two MG 151 in a Schrage Musik installation, firing upwards and forwards. One 13 mm. MG 131 in a flexible mounting in the rear of the canopy. Radar: FuG 218 Neptun V. Frequency: six frequencies available to the operator, between 158 and 187 mega­cycles. The operator would select the one with the least interference. Range 3 miles. Either Hirschgeweih or Morgenstern aerials could befitted to this set. Weight: Loaded 28,900 lb. Performance: Maximum speed 389 m.p.h. at 30,000 ft. Initial climb rate 1,655 ft./min. Service ceiling 32,800 ft. Range 1,400 miles. Radio Fitted to Ju 88G-7b, 1945 FuG 10 —Hig"h Frequency radio communications set. FuG 16 —Very High Frequency radio communications set. EiV 10 —Crew intercommunications amplifier. PeGe 6 —Radio Compass. FuB1 2 —Airfield blind approach receiver. FuG 120— Teleprinter-like receiving device, for the reception of orders and bearing information from high-power ground beacons. FuG 25 —Identification Friend or Foe. FuG 101— Radio altimeter. FuG 218— Neptun search radar equipment. FuG 280— Keil infra-red homing device. FuG 350— Naxos homing receiver. The aerial ciisli o f the Berlin radar, which was housed behind the plywood nosecone o f the G-7c, A Ju 88 G, W 7+ A C o f Stab, 11,1 NJG 100 at the firing butts for cannon har­ monisation. This aircraft is unusual for a machine o f a unit operating mainly on the Eastern Front in that it carries Naxos (see blister above cockpit) note also the forward position o f the Shriige Musik, just visible immediately behind the cock­pit. (Photo: courtesy Hans Obert) 15 1'lie radar operator's position in the Ju 88G-7c, with the Berlin indicator at the top and the scanner control lever below it.
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