Ju 88 P-1

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I would like to suggest here the P-1 version, specifically the main production version WITH Mg 81 in the armored windshield.
The P series are modified Ju 88 C-6 (which is allready in game) to carry: P-1 a Pak 40/Bk 75, P-2 2x Bk 37 (mostly unchanged A-4), P-3 2x Bk 37 more armor and Jumo 211 P engines (starting power 1500 hp at 2700 rpm) P-4 Ausf. A carring a hand loaded 5 cm Bk 5 with 42 rounds (Only 1 build) and P-4 Ausf. B (32 build and used with great effect at the eastern front) as drum fed 5 cm Bk 5 with 36 rounds.

History: With the ever more threatening russian tank army moving against the german attacks the call for more CAS was needed. While beeing more cost effective and having more potential per flight than bombs, cannons on planes are not easy to implement (big ones) so strong carrier planes were equiped with cannons from 37mm to 88mm of the Types Ju 87, 88, Me 410, and Hs 129.

The Ju 88 P series was more or less effective, planned to fight tanks and Bombers, the results werent that good, because the guns with the HUGE baskets made them slow and a nice target for enemy fighters and ground units.

Never the less the P series was used as Ground striker with overall good effect.

The P-3 series was sent to one squadron of the Nachtschlachtgruppe 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9 for night attacks on the eastern front, northern Norway and Italy

Why i would like to see it (or them) in game:

Germany is famous for those planes and they are liked by many players (the planes in game allready) and overall there are multiple planes like these in the different trees such as US, RU, JP, IT and Germany.

There is allready a plane with the 7,5 cm Bk 75, the Hs 129 B-3, which is a great plane and gun, however while it has its own strength, the Ju 88 P-1 would offer a bigger faster platform with (depending which is implemented) only the 75mm gun or the 75mm gun and 1x Mg 81 however great defencive armarment of 2x Mg 81s.

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(Here is the first prototype based on A-4 and different muzzle brake, however i suggest the Main production variant above with Mg 81 in the front armored windshield)


The gun, allready familiar with from the Hs 129 B-3, the Bk 75, 40 rpm, 13 rounds storage (12 in the drum, 1 in the breech) And on this plane with a bigger (Stack?) magazin of 16 + 1 rounds
For more info about it and its ammo, take a look at my Informatic post about German WW2 Aircraft armarment of 7,92mm to 88mm

The Plane:
Based on the Ju 88 C-6

  • Crew: 3 (pilot, radio operator/rear gunner, navigator/ventral gunner)
  • Length: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 54.5 m2 (587 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 9,860 kg (21,737 lb)
  • Gross weight: 12,105 kg (26,686 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (30,865 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2x Jumo 211 P engines 1500 hp take off power
  • Propellers: 3-bladed VDM variable-pitch propeller


  • Maximum speed: 470 km/h (290 mph, 250 kn) at 5,300 m (17,390 ft) and 12,500 kg (27,557 lb)
  • Cruise speed: 370 km/h (230 mph, 200 kn) at 5,300 m (17,390 ft) economical cruising speed
  • Range: 1,790 km (1,110 mi, 970 nmi) with 2,896 l (765 US gal; 637 imp gal)
  • Ferry range: 2,730 km (1,700 mi, 1,470 nmi) with 4,028 l (1,064 US gal; 886 imp gal)
  • Service ceiling: 8,200 m (26,900 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 5,400 m (17,700 ft) in 23 minutes
  • Wing loading: 220 kg/m2 (45 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.100 hp/lb (0.164 kW/kg)


  • Guns:
    • 1x Bk 75 16+1 rounds
    • 2 × 7.92 mm MG 81J machine guns on flexible mount in the rear of the cockpit canopy, firing aft with 1,000 rounds each.
    • 1 × 7.92 mm MG 81Z twin machine gun on flexible mount in the rear ventral Bola position, firing aft with 1,000 rounds.

Aircraft of the Luftwaffe 1935-1945, Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
The Warplanes of the Third Reich, William Green (1972)
Junker Ju 88P, Rickard, J.
Warthunder Wiki


Superb idea. 75mm would be a great gun from the air. +1