1st ed., 1990. 128 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. The JU 88 was the most versatile and among the most active of Germany's combat aircraft of World War II. This history traces the technical development of the JU 88 through all its various guises, looking at its different roles in the Second World War from night-fighter and intruder to reconnaissance to bomber. Continuing as it began in an anti-shipping role, the medium bomber and dive-bomber, the JU 88A, went through some 17 variants. In total some 15,000 JU 88's were built. They played a major role in the Norwegian and French campaigns; in the Battle of Britain; and in the bombing raids over Russia, Britain, Italy and Malta. It also has the distinction of having been used in strength against Germany, numbers of the aircraft falling into Soviet hands after the collapse of the Axis satellite powers.