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Ju 52

Junkers Ju 52

Junkers Ju-523mg4e HB-HOS Ju-Air

The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju (“Aunt Ju”) and Iron Annie) was a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Role: Transport aircraft
  • National origin: Germany
  • Manufacturer: Junkers
  • First flight: 13 October 1930 (Ju 52/1m); 7 March 1932 (Ju 52/3m)
  • Introduction: 1931
  • Status: retired
  • Produced: 1931–1945 (Germany) Junkers, 1945–1947 (France) Amiot AAC 1 Toucan, 1945–1952 (Spain) CASA 352 and 352L
  • Number built: 4,845

Military Junkers Ju 52 Fact-sheet

Junkers Ju-523mg4e HB-HOS Ju-Air

Specifications (Junkers Ju 52/3m ce)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: 17 passengers
  • Length: 18.90 m ()
  • Wingspan: 29.25 m ()
  • Height: 6.10 m ()
  • Wing area: 110.5 m² ()
  • Empty weight: 5,970 kg (13,180 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 9,210 kg (20,330 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × BMW Hornet A2, 386 kW (525 PS) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 271 km/h (168 mph) at 900 m
  • Cruise speed: 222 km/h (138 mph)
  • Range: 950 km (590 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,050 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.90 m/s ()
  • Wing loading: 83.35 kg/m² ()
  • Power/mass: 7.95 kg/kW (5.85 kg/PS)

Junkers (CASA) 352A-3 (Ju-52) HB-HOY Ju-Air