In the beginning of 30s it was appeared in the world an idea of high-speed bomber that could outstrip contemporary fighters. One of the objectifications of this conception became the twin-engine bomber Ju 88 designed by a German Junkers Flugzeug – und Motorenwerke AG company.
Since the spring of 1940 it were produced Ju 88A-5 planes with the wing of increased span and liquid-cooled Jumo 211G-1 or H-1 engines.
In 1940-1941 it were produced about 2000 Ju 88A-5 bombers. They took part in all late 1940-1941 Luftwaffe operations – in the Battle of Britain, and also in Balkans and in the Eastern Front.