WELCOME!
THE MUSEUM
VISIT US
EXHIBITIONS

 

NEWS
WHAT'S ON?
SCHOOL/KIDS
RESTORATION
RESEARCH
DOCUMENTATION
CONTACT US
SEARCH

 

 
Junkers Ju 52/3m
 
   


Germany, civilian airliner


4,845 Junkers Ju 52/3m were built before production came to a halt in 1947, more than any other European transport plane. By the standards of the time, this aircraft had extensive cargo capacity in addition to STOL capabilities. Furthermore, owing to the fact that they were very solidly built aircraft, some of them are still in active service today. In Switzerland, JU-AIR still runs passenger services using the Junkers Ju52/3m.

The first Ju-52 took off in May 1932, and gradually, this type of aircraft was delivered with wheels, skis and floats to suit the local climate and terrain. In the 1930's, it was the leading civilian transport plane in Europe, it could seat 15-17 passengers and carried, amongst other things, 75% of Lufthansa's passengers. During World War II, Junkers Ju-52/3m's comprised 90% of the Luftwaffe's fleet of transport planes.

In 1935, the Norwegian aviation company, Det Norske Luftfartsselskap (DNL), opened a commercial route between Oslo and Bergen, with flights along the coast on a Ju52 which they hired and later purchased from Lufthansa. DNL's commercial routes were only in operation during the summer. DNL/SAS ran air services using the Ju 52/3 m until 1956.


TECHNICAL DATA

LENGTH:

18,9 m

WINGSPAN:

29,3 m

HEIGHT:

4,5 m

MAX VEKT:

10500 kg

MAKS. HASTIGHET:

266 km/t

MAKS. HØYDE:

5490 m

REKKEVIDDE:

915 km

MOTOR:

3 BMW 132 A/T, 830 Hp

ANDRE OPPLYSNINGER:

3 besetn., 17 passasjerer