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Ju 132 Bomber by PaintFan08 Ju 132 Bomber by PaintFan08
Junkers 132

Entered Service: 1956
Role: Strategic Bomber/ Maritime Strike/ Reconnaissance Platform
Service Ceiling: 50,000 feet
Range: 8,000 km
Max Speed: 700 MPH

During the Second World War, the Luftwaffe lacked a heavy bomber force that nearly proved to be a fatal flaw. The lack of a heavy bomber helped England survive the Battle of Britain. It’s suspected by some alternate historians that had Germany not defeated the Soviet Union in early 1942, the lack of long range bombers would have prevented the Luftwaffe from striking at Soviet war industries which at the time of the Soviet/German peace moving east.

Victory further delayed development of long range bombers. As it became clear that Germany and the United States found themselves in a ‘Cold War’ the Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht looked for ways to ensure that the Americans and their A-Bombs could not be used without impunity against the Reich. The solution was originally found in the first ICBMs developed by Wernher von Braun. However the deployment of super-sonic bombers from the American Strategic Air Command to England and Turkey, led senior German officials to worry that a sudden powerful strike by U.S. bombers could destroy their ICBM force (deployed in central Germany and southern Poland) before they could launch.

This combined with a study by the Luftwaffe confirmed that for a true nuclear deterrent to be maintained by the Reich it needed long range bombers. Junkers had made several designs for longer ranged bombers. One of these designs would become the Ju-132. Powered by six jet engines the bomber was subsonic but could travel to the United States and deliver nuclear ordnance. As the Cold War progressed newer bomber designs were produced and the role of the Ju-132 in nuclear attack planning decreased.

The Junkers platform however was reliable and versatile. Upgrades in the late 1960s led to the removal of the six original engines with four more powerful ones. The Kriegsmarine’s Marinefliegergeschwader arm which came into the development following the death of Herman Goring needed a strike platform to use against British and American ships. The Ju-132s were fitted with surface search radars and stand off missiles. By the late sixties it was not uncommon for American and British surface and carrier forces to be shadowed by Junkers bombers.

Other conventional bomber versions were sold to Italy and Iraq. Junkers 132s in Iraqi service saw combat during the Saudi-Iraq War. The bombers proved vulnerable to Saudi fighters in missions flown without heavy fighter support. While German versions had better ECM systems, the war showed the flaws of the Ju-132. Despite its weaknesses the Junkers continues to see service with the Luftwaffe in recon and specialized intelligence roles, and as a strike bomber with the Kriegsmarine.

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Another aircraft from a world where Germany wins World War II and is locked in a Cold War with the United States and its Allies well into the 1980s.
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Blaster543 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
excellent design, i wish you put the lengths.
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OnionSpider13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I disagree with a previous poster's comment that it should be a supersonic aircraft.  It's specs are very similar to the B-47 stratojet.  It's max range was 6,500 km with a payload of 25,000 lbs.  Max speed was 607 mph, and that was with SIX turbojets.  Yours has a much higher ceiling though.  Well done, I like this "cold war" design a lot!
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks a lot, and for agreeing on the specs. Glad you like the design!
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phil070366 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Good background and story. Not to mention your artwork is awesome. I've sometimes imagined that WW2 could have ended in a stalemate. With the Allies landing on D Day a success. The Battle of the Bulge could've ended in a stabilization of the front lines. With the Major powers weary of the war. The Germans were eager to sign a treaty with the US, England and newly liberated France. The Germans would then be able to refocus there attention completely on the Soviet Union.V2's and other German super weapons would reign down on Moscow and Soviet forces. The US and the Allies haven't forgotten how Germany signed and broke a non aggression pact with Russia. The Allied war machine kept running with renewed focus on the Manhattan project and safely removing German scientists who no longer wanted to remain under Nazi control. The US and the Allies were able to keep up with German engineering leading to a tense cold war after the conclusion of WW2. Well that's my story andI'm sticking to it. I'm not a writer or an artist but I've got an active imagination! Thanks for reading.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Thanks for the comment glad you liked it!
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phil070366 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I try to call it the way I see it. Just an FYI the other day on the military channel they had a program focused on Nazi Germany and the wonder weapons they were developing.
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WolfPiet Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I'm sorry for this cloddish comment, but: this story and art is just AWESOME! I've been interested in WW2 for years and I always imagined how a world would look like if Germany had won the war. Good Job and keep'em coming!
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks a lot for the comments here and with the other pieces. I too love the idea of an AH Cold War featuring the Reich and U.S.
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cliffjumer77 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
The Germans had a bomber similar to this in WWII: The Junkers 390. A MASSIVE six-engine'd aircraft, the Ju 390 was to transport nuclear weapons to North America and devastate key targets.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yeah their were a couple of different Amerkia Bomber projects. Everything from the plane you mentioned to a suped up version of the Horton Flying Wing. One more conventional plan was to load up some Condors with fuel and bombs to do a Doolittle style raid on the U.S. East coast. The crews would ditch and get picked up by U-Boats. Now the plan never got off the ground thanks to the inter-service fighting between the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine.
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cliffjumer77 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I have an idea for an AH aircraft: A suped-up, jet powered version of the Me-163 Comet.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Would have to be bigger to first fit a contemporary jet engine and the few needed. I would be curious as to its roll. Originally the rocket powered 163 was designed for quick bomber intercepts. So what's the new mission for the jet powered version?
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cliffjumer77 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Long range bomber escort/night recon.
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Green-Dragon13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wie Geil!!! very unfurtunat that they wherent built and used...
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Well not that unfortunate after all the Nazis were not the best bunch to say the least. Thanks for the comment!
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Green-Dragon13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well the only bad people where the politicians and some ss people. the oter people where ok. my grandma can tell you plenti of storys about that.
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vampire65 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
I don't understand how 4 turbo jet engines make it only 700 mp/h slow?....

that thing shoud be 1,30 mach fast or something (1,300 km/h) like that..

Heck, even the Arado Ar 234 already had maximum speed of 742 km/h, and this bomber had only TWO Junkers Jumo 004 engines.

A bomber with FOUR of those engines, would be at least 1,400 km/h fast at a MINIMUM.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
The bomber is supposed to be the Nazi Germany equivalent of the sub-sonic Russian Badger Bomber. Trading range for speed. Super-sonic eats fuel, this bomber is designed for a different role. Thanks for the feedback!
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vampire65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Your response didn't even answer my question, can you read? I asked you how it is possible, that this bomber, although having FOUR turbojet engines, can be SLOWER than the Arado 234 Nazi bomber which had only TWO turbojet engines. THAT doesn't make any sence at all!

Plus it doesn't MATTER what role the bomber is made for, as long as it does have 4 turbojet engines it should be way faster than just 700 km/h.

And how the hay is this bomber even supposed to be the equivalent of the Tu-16 Badger? The Tu-16 Badger has only TWO turbofan engines. These bombers have nothing in commin. Stoopid.

Perhaps, did you mean the Myasishchev M-4 bomber "Bison"? This Russian bomber did also have 4 turbojet engines, like the Junkers 132 in your picture. The M-4 looks much more similar to this than the Tu-16...

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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Okay, look all the 50/60s era bombers who have intercontinental range all have roughly the same speed, what I listed. Using a World War II bomber, which by the way is not the same size, type, or design as my fake one here as a comparison is stupid. Plus even if I was going to accept your argument this should be a super-sonic bomber, guess what...I drew it if I want it to be sub-sonic I get to have it be sub-sonic. Plus all super-sonic bombers have a a much different shape and design to them.

If you don't like it, go draw your own.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGoddess, that's really beautiful! :)
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks!
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'welcome. :)
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lamnay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Pretty nifty looking. At least they Germans put jets on their hassle bomber.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Problem with German jets was it was too little too late. I mean Germany had what, at most a hundred or more Me-262s? That's a jet force to take on over a 1,000 Allied bombers.

Of course in a German Win scenario they can use the Post War years to actually develop a modern jet fighter force.

Thanks for the comments!
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lamnay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
That and Hitler was focused on a long range bomber, and by then it was too late for one to do any good.

And you are welcome.
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Doctor-Orgasmo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Writer
Awesome stuff as always, man. Really, nothing gives me a bigger alternate history boner than a Cold War between the Axis and Allied Powers of World War 2.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Okay way too much information LOL

Thanks for the comments!
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Doctor-Orgasmo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Writer
I mean, crap, I should contribute to this too.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty stylish, and yet has a realistic and German feel to it that combines well with the era it takes place on. Well done, I should say
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Thank you very much sir. I find it interesting to try and guess future Germany weapons in the Atl-Cold War. The color scheme is ripped from Luftwaffe bombers in WWII so I think that helps.

Thanks for the comments
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
A note, the gray front and side profile pic is from Luftwaffe 46. This site has German aircraft designs created during World War II and never put into production. The Junkers 132 looks like a German version of the Soviet Tu-16 Badger. So I created the aircraft with a fake and similar role and similar history to the Soviet bomber.
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