Brazil, Chile, Germany, Hungary, Manchuria, Portugal, South Africa, and Sweden used the Junkers Ju 86.
- Junkers Ju 86K
- Hungary: 66
- Manchuria: 5
- Portugal: 10
- South Africa: 4
- Sweden: 56
- Junkers Ju 86Z
Spanish Civil War
Combat experience in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War showed how vulnerable the Ju 86 was.
The Ju 86G was used in the invasion of Poland in September 1939.
High Altitude Work
In 1940 the Ju 86 became a high altitude reconnaissance / bomber plane.
Were used over Britain initially, but also saw service in the Mediterranean.
The RAF countered with specially modified Spitfire Vs. Three Ju 86Ps were shot down over the Mediterranean by mid 1942. One unverified kill was claimed by a pilot that said he shot down a Ju 86P at 49,500' / 15,088 m.
The Ju 86Ps also photographed large areas of the Soviet Union before June 1941.
During the encirclement of Stalingrad Ju 86 trainers were brought to the front to fly in supplies. Forty were lost.
The Hungarian air force used Ju 86s against the Soviets until mid-1944.
South African Airways used the Ju 86 as airliners. The South African air force used them for training. The Ju 86s were also used for coastal patrols and as bombers against the Italians in East Africa in 1941.
Saab built Ju 86 transports and were used into the 1950s.