Junkers Ju-390

Specifications

1st Flight 1943

Crew: 10

Capacity: 10,000 kg (22,046 lb) typical freighter payload

Length: 34.201 m (112 ft 2.5 in)

Wingspan: 50.32 m (165 ft 1 in)

Height: 6.88 m (22 ft 7 in)

Wing area: 253.600 m2 (2,729.73 sq ft)

Empty weight: 36,900 kg (81,350 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 75,500 kg (166,450 lb)

Fuel capacity: 34,096 l (9,007 US gal; 7,500 imp gal)

Powerplant: 6 × BMW 801E 14-cylinder two-row air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,470 kW (1,970 hp) each for take-off

1,300 kW (1,740 hp) at 1,970 m (6,450 ft)

1,090 kW (1,460 hp) at 6,200 m (20,340 ft)

Propellers: 3-bladed VDM constant-speed propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 505 km/h (314 mph, 273 kn) at 6,200 m (20,340 ft)

Cruise speed: 357 km/h (222 mph, 193 kn) at 2,500 m (8,200 ft)

Range: 8,000 km (4,970 mi, 4,320 nmi) Ju 390 V1 with 10,000 kg (22,046 lb) payload and 34,096 l (9,007 US gal; 7,500 imp gal) fuel at 330 km/h (210 mph; 180 kn) and 2,000 m (6,500 ft)

Combat range: 9,704 km (6,030 mi, 5,240 nmi) (reconnaissance)

Combat range (bomber): 9,254 km (5,750 mi; 4,997 nmi) with 1,930 kg (4,255 lb) bomb load

Armament

Guns: (proposed)

2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon in dorsal turrets

1 × 20 mm MG 151/20 in tail

2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine guns at waist

2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131s in gondola

Proposed fitment of a pair of 4 x MG 131 Hecklafette HL 131V quad mount manned turrets, one in tail and one in nose.

Hard points: 4 with a capacity of 3,968 lb (1,800 kg) each,

Missiles: 4x Henschel Hs 293 or

4x Henschel Hs 294 or

4x FX 1400 Fritz-X

Variants

The Junkers Ju 390 was a German long-range derivative of the Junkers Ju 290 aircraft, intended to be used as a heavy transport aircraft, maritime patrol aircraft and long-range bomber.

It was one of the aircraft designs submitted for the failed Amerika Bomber project.

Ju 390 V1

First prototype.

Ju 390 V2

Second prototype.

Ju 390 A-1

Planned heavy transport version.

Ju 390 B

Planned maritime patrol version.

Ju 390 C

Planned long-range heavy bomber version.

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