WW2 photo of Luftwaffe crew sitting on cockpit of their Junkers 88

$20.50 CAD

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Photo of two Junkers 88 aircraft at an airfield. In the foreground 4 Luftwaffe crew members sitting on the cockpit canopy of their Junkers.

Crease UL corner. Toning spots UL. Chips two bottom corners. Toning on back.

6 x 8,50 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


The Junkers Ju 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works (JFM) designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber ("fast bomber") that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept. 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 at the end of the war, as a flying bomb

Despite a protracted development, it became one of the Luftwaffe's most important aircraft. The assembly line ran constantly from 1936 to 1945 and more than 15,000 Ju 88s were built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period.