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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's Junkers Ju 287 jet bomber

Design

Engines

The Junkers Ju 287 had two engines under the wing and two on the sides of the fuselage near the cockpit.1

Prototype

The Junkers Ju 287 prototype first flew on August 16, 1944.1

Specifications

  Junkers Ju 2871
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 4: Junkers Jumo 109-004 B-11
Thrust 2,000 lb each1
Dimensions  
Span 67'1
Length 60'1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 350 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site