Ju 88 starboard engine. The NMUSAF's Ju 88D-1/Trop is a former Romanian aircraft whose pilot defected to Cyprus. After being evaluated at Wright Field, it was set aside in storage at Davis Monthan AFB for display at a future date. Unlike most of the USAAF's captured German aircraft, the Junkers survived the early postwar years, returning to Dayton in 1960.
|Ju 88 nacelle and main gear|
The Ju 88D-1 was a long-range photo recon aircraft based on the airframe of the Ju 88 A-4 bomber.
Ju 88 Fighter Variants
Ju 88V7: Prototype 3-man heavy fighter
Ju 88C-1: BMW 801MA powered fighter version, not proceeded with.
Ju 88C-2: A-1 bombers finished as fighters with 2x20mm, 2x7.9mm, and extra armor
Ju 88C-3: Solitary BMW801 powered prototype
Ju 88C-4: A-4 derivative, with 4x20mm
Ju 88C-5: Ten BMW701 powered development aircraft
Ju 88C-6: Jumo 211J engines
Ju 88C-6b: Night fighter with FuG 202 or 212 Lichenstein radar
Ju 88C-6b: External bomb racks added
Ju 88C-6c: FuG 220 radar
Ju 88C-7: Waffentroppen installation in place of the gondola.
Ju 88C-7c: BMW801MA engines
Ju 88R-1: As C-6b but with BMW801s
"A Secret Weapon - More Details of the Junker Ju 88 Bomber" Flight November 23, 1939 p.416
Photo: Remains of a captured and partially burnt-out Ju 88 in Denmark. Flight April 11, 1940 p.324
"Modern German Bomber - Many Ju 88s in British Hands; Some Features of the Type" Flight October 3, 1940. Structural details gleaned from crashed German aircraft - includes drawings of nacelle detail, wing spar construction.
"The Junkers Ju 88A-6" Flight February 12, 1942 p.138 Flight trial results with a captured aircraft.
"Their Characteristics - Ju 88" Flight July 2, 1942. Basic recognition 3-view.
Ju 88G-7a 1/72 3-view plans with markings detail, Ju 88 night fighter side views (B&W) Airfix Magazine December 1976 p.214-215
Color profiles by John Weal of Ju 88A-4s (including Finnish and French aircraft) and other subtypes. Air International October 1982 p.190-191
Color profile of a Ju 88A-10 of 11 Gruppe . RAF Yearbook 1983 p.65
Photo: Ju 88A-12 trainer of KG26 Aeroplane Monthly March 1989 p.153
"Workbench Reviews: Zvezda Junkers Ju 88G-6 in 1/72 scale" FineScale Modeler May 2007 p.58
"Ju 88 Arrives in Berlin" Aeroplane October 2010 p.7
Bill Gunston Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII p.67-69 Color profile of a Ju 88A-4 of KG 54, Ju 88G-1 cutaway drawing.
Hasegawa offers a 1/72 Ju 88D-1 kit, while DML issued 1/48 scale Ju 88 kits, and Revell had a 1/32 scale Ju 88A-1
Here's a preview of the 1/48 scale Cutting Edge decal set for the NMUSAF's Ju 88 shortly after it capture...odd to see a Junkers with huge American flags !
Crash site of a Ju 88 in the Orkneys - this was the first Luftwaffe aircraft to be shot down over British territory
Build article on the Hasegawa 1/72 Ju 88A-4
List of surviving Ju 88s
Diecast Junkers Ju-88C-4 Nightfighter'
Cockpit photo of a Ju 88 under restoration
RC Ju 88 model test flight