Junkers Ju 86 R-2

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The Junkers Ju 86 R-2 was one of the final bomber models of the Ju 86 series. Equipped with the turbocharged Jumo 207 diesel engine, it was a development of the previous Junkers Ju 86 bomber. By 1942, it was becoming increasingly obvious that the P-series no longer possessed a sufficient maximum ceiling to evade enemy aircraft during operations, thus a determined effort was made by Junkers to boost performance with the aim of attaining even greater altitudes. The R-series differed from its predecessors primarily in its wing of higher aspect ratio which resulted in a span of 32 m. The modified wing was accompanied by the installation of an uprated engine with four bladed VDM propellers and provisions for GM-1. The self-contained two-seat pressure cabin was comprised of numerous flat plexiglas panels, with pressurization equivalent to an altitude of 3,000 m being maintained by tapping the port engine turbocharger. Access to the cockpit was provided by a circular hatch located in the floor. The Ju 86 R featured more powerful engines, a pressurized cabin, a maximum ceiling of nearly 15,000 m, & a maximum speed of nearly 420 km/h when utilizing GM-1. Armed with a fixed, rearward firing MG 17 in the H-Stand (tail), its bomb load, carried internally in the bomb bay (ESAC 250/IX), comprised of the following loads:

4 x 250 kg
16 x 50 kg
64 x 10 kg

In War Thunder, the Ju 86 R-2 would be a 1942-1944 mid to late war aircraft as the game’s other bomber, the SAAB B3C, is completely out of place for late war maps or events/scenarios & completely inappropriate for the Luftwaffe. About 48 Ju 86 D & G were converted to P standard with an unknown number further upgraded to the R standard. This suggestion is specifically for the Junkers Ju 86 R-2 bomber although I have also included information on the P-series for comparison. Main features of the Ju 86 R-2 would be:

~420 km/h maximum speed
Turbocharged Jumo 207 equipped with GM-1
Pressurized cockpit
MG 17 in H-Stand similar to the He 111 H-6
Maximum bomb load of 1,000 kg

Some more information:

Sources/Manuals:

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