German Bombers WW2?
Could anyone tell me what type of bombers the German Luftwaffe would have used during The Battle of Britian? Any other general info about the WW2 German Aircraft?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Junkers Ju 88-best all round dive bomber of world war 2
Heinkel He 111 medium bomber
Dornier Do 17 medium bomber
Bf 110 fighter bomber
Junkers Ju 88 medium bomber
Me 210 medium bomber
Arado Ar 96 medium bomber and the first ever jet powered bomber
The major drawback was Adolph Galland told Hitler he should focus on the creation of a 4 engined long range bomber because the Russian country was so vast the when the Germans attacked Russia, they moved there industry so far east none of the German medium bombers could fly that far. Plus all those medium bombers could only carry a load of approx. 2200 to 2500 lbs. Compared to an American B-17 that was a 4 engined heavy bomber that carried 17,000 lbs of bombs.
- Agility ManLv 61 decade ago
The Luftwaffe relied primarily on several different planes during the Battle of Britain:
--ME/bf 109 (a fine air supremacy fighter that lacked the range to have much fighting time over Britain)
--ME110 (originally assumed to be a fighter but quickly proven to be a disaster in that capacity, evolved into a light bomber role in this campaign)
--JU87 (ie: Stuka) which played a negligible role in this campaign.
The primary German bombers for the Battle of Britain were the JU-88 (a versatile aircraft that was deployed in smaller numbers than the HE-111 or Do-17 yet experienced higher losses), HE-111 (nearly obsolete by the time this campaign occurred) and Do-17 (The Flying Pencil), and the Do-217(perhaps Germany's best bomber).,
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The main bombers used by the Luftwaffe during the battle of britain were the Junkers Ju 87 Sturzkampfflugzeug (Divebomber), Junkers Ju 88 Multi-role-aircraft, and the Heinkel 111 medium bomber.
On a sepearte note, the German Arado Ar 234 was the worlds first operational jet engined bomber, however it didn't fly until 1943.
- earangerLv 61 decade ago
The Mess. Bf 109 was a fighter, not a bomber.
The Germans used three bombers.
The He 111, the Do 17, and a dive bomber, the Ju 86.
The Ju 86 (Stuka) dive bomber was phased out in the beginning of the battle.
These bombers didn't have the payload or armament of the American bombers (B-17, B-24), or the payload of the primary British aircraft.
What really hurt the Germans was that prior to the Battle of Britain the bombers faced only weak resistance in the Spanish Civil War, France, and other battles. When the faced the RAF they learned what lacking armament meant in terms of heavy losses.
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- Che' bama !!!Lv 51 decade ago
Ju-390 V-1 was a four engine Bomber the Germans used as a sea patrol plane. This is the same plane Hitler wanted to use to bomb New York City as answer to the Doolittle raid and later the bombing of Berlin. The crew was to hit the city and ditch in the Atlantic and rescued by sub. The plane was called the Albatross. This is an answer for anyone who didn't think Germany had a 4 engine bomber.
- Tim DLv 71 decade ago
The Focke-Wulf FW200 Condor was a civilian airliner which was adapted as an anti-shipping bomber and more significantly, because of its long range and altitude, as reconnaissance aircraft over the North Atlantic tasking U-boats against convoys.
- JoyceLv 44 years ago
Heinkles probably. You could google twin engine German bombers.
- skiairplaneLv 41 decade ago
I know the history channel online has tons of that info. Just watched a special the other day on the type of aircraft they used. Check the channels website out.
- IceLv 61 decade ago
Junkers 87 Stuka (dive bomber)
Messerschmitt Bf 110
- Chris MLv 51 decade ago
hello. the Germans did not have a 'Heavy' bomber as the Allies (us) did, because Hitler would not/could not accept the war would be as long as it turned out to be.