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Junkers Ju 88 A-5


    The Ju 88 is considered the best and most widely used German bomber of WW II. It was a multi-role, twin engine aircraft, designed to fill the role of schnellbomber, (‘’fast bomber’’). And at its inception, it could run from many enemy fighter / interceptor aircraft in the early stages of the war. It suffered from technical problems during its development and early operational periods but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it served as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and in the final stages of the war, as a remote controlled flying bomb.
The model displayed was a Ju 88 A-5 that operated out of Greece in May, 1941