Junkers JU 388 – Warbird Wednesday Episode #75

Black and white photo of Junkers Ju 388

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re visiting a highly engineered German aircraft used during WWII; the Junkers JU 388. This aircraft was based on the JU 88 design which had twin engines and fit a crew of three. The JU 88 was the backbone of the German Airforce used for lightning war and was a night and day-fighter. In response to the American B 29, the German’s took the JU 88 and created the larger JU 388 that had a pressurized cabin, could operate at altitudes up to 45,000 feet and had a max speed of 380 miles per hour.