Bristol Blenheim, copyright RAF Museum Hendon

This aircraft could be said to have been the comparable aircraft with the Ju88. However, this was not a particularly effective aircraft though it got used in several types of activity by the RAF. It had been developed with funding from Lord Rothermere, the owner of the Daily Mail and entered squadron service in March 1937. When the prototype flew in 1935 it was the fastest light bomber, but was obsolete by 1939 and was consequently forced into service as a night fighter in 1940. The fact was that German anti aircraft fire was both intense and relatively accurate so that when used on daylight operations, the Blenheim became extremely vulnerable and suffered severe losses. Many Blenheims were lost in northern France.