Junkers Ju 88H

The Ju 88H was produced in response to an RLM request for ultra-long range reconnaissance aircraft to operate over the Atlantic.


Junkers responded with a stretched version of the D-1. The fuselage was made eleven feet longer, increasing the fuel capacity of the aircraft to 2,160 gallons and giving it a range of 3,200 miles. The H-1 was powered by two 1,700hp BMW 801 radial engines. It was armed with two 7.9mm MG 81 fixed guns under the fuselage and one flexible MG 81 in the rear cockpit. It was equipped with the FuG 200 Hohentwiel search radar. Ten were built.


The H-2 was a Zerstörer variant of the H-1. The cameras and radar were removed and replaced with two 20mm cannon in the nose (MG 151) and four more MG 151s under the port fuselage. Only ten were built.


The H-3 would have been an even longer reconnaissance aircraft, with another 9ft 9in added to the fuselage, increasing the fuel load once again. It was to be powered by two 1,776hp Jumo 213A-12 engines. This version only reached the prototype stage.


The H-4 would have been a Zerstörer based on the H-3.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 June 2007), Junkers Ju 88H, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_ju88H.html

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