The German Ju 88 fighter-bomber was one of the most versatile
airplanes of WW II. It
began it's career in 1936, but by 1939 it had been developed as
a fast (dive-)bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, and later was
used as a torpedo-bomber, a night fighter, a heavy day fighter
and an anti-tank aircraft. The first fighter conversions of the
Ju 88 were very similar to the bomber versions, with only
modifications to the nose and a gondola under the forward
fuselage to accommodate radar and guns.
The later Ju 88G was a specialized
fighter with the tail of the Ju 188. The aircraft remained a
formidable opponent throughout WWII. 10,774 built, of which no
less than 104 prototypes and experimental versions. Many
were still in use when the war ended in 1945.