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JUNKERS Ju 388



Type: (L) Reconnaissance, (J) Night Fighter,
    (K) Bomber
Origin: Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG
Models: L-Series, J-Series, and K-Series
Crew: Ju 388L: 3
First Flight: N/A
Final Delivery: N/A
Number Produced:
  Ju 388L: 47
  Ju 388J: 3
  Ju 388K: 15

Engine:
Most:
  Model: BMW 801TJ
  Type: 18-Cylinder two-row radial
  Number: Two       Horsepower: 1,890 hp

Some:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 213E
  Type: 12-Cylinder Liquid-cooled Inverted Vee
  Number: Two       Horsepower: 1,750 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 72 ft. 2 in. (22.00m)
Length:
    Ju 388L-1: 49 ft. 10.5 in. (15.20m)
    Ju 388J-1: 53 ft. 5.5 in. (16.29m)
        With Tail Warning Radar: 58 ft. 1 in.
Height: 14 ft. 3 in. (4.35m)
Wing Surface Area: 602.80 sq. ft.
  Weights:
Empty:
    Ju 388L-1: 22,810 lb. (10,345 kg)
    Ju 388J-1: 22,928 lb. (10,400 kg)
Loaded:
    Ju 388L-1 & J-1: 32,350 lb. (14,675 kg)

Performance:
Maximum Speed:
    Ju 388L-1: 407 mph (655 kph)
    Ju 388J-1: 362 mph (582 kph)
Initial Climb: N/A
Service Ceiling (Typical): 44,000 ft. (13,500m)
Range with internal fuel:
    Ju 388L-1: 1,838 miles (2950 km)

Armament:
Ju 388J-1:
Two 30mm cannon firing forward.
Two 20mm MG 151 cannon firing forward.
Two 20mm MG 151 cannon in Shrage Musik Installation in rear fuselage.

Payload: N/A

Avionics: Ju 388J-1
FuG 218 Neptun with Morgenstern aerial array, partially enclosed in plywood nosecone.


Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London

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