Junkers Ju-52 Photos and Pictures. [38] Museums hoped to obtain the aircraft, but they were not for sale. 2048x1536 Top Ju 52 Interior Wallpapers. The Ju 52/3mg6e had been identical to the Ju 52/3mg5e except for its radio equipment. [1] The main undercarriage was fixed and divided; some aircraft had wheel fairings, others did not. One of the planes is painted with a dark gray on top with squiggly lines in a lighter gray with RLM 65 on bottom. During Weserübung, the transports performed a number of key roles, including dropping paratroopers, ferrying air landing troops to captured airfields, and delivering heavy weapons and supplies to paratroopers and other ground forces. The Ju 52 was in production between 1931 and 1952. He did this despite the fact that Germany was prohibited from having any military aircraft through the Treaty of Versailles. On the first day of the invasion, the paratroopers seized the Vordingborg Bridge linking Copenhagen with its ferry terminal and two airfields at Aalborg in Denmark. The Allied air forces developed a counter-air operation over a two-month period and implemented Operation Flax on 5 April 1943, destroying 11 Ju 52s in the air near Cap Bon and many more during bombing attacks on its Sicilian airfields, leaving only 29 flyable. Minimal alteration was required. FREE Delivery. [citation needed], The Colombian Air Force used three Ju 52/3mde bombers equipped as floatplanes during the Colombia-Peru War in 1932–1933. £85.80 £ 85. [25][26], The Ju 52 transport aircraft participated in the attack on the Netherlands on 10 May 1940. [37], The Swiss Air Force also operated the Ju 52 from 1939 to 1982, when three aircraft remained in operation, probably the last and longest service in any air force. Grey, Charles Gibson and Leonard Bridgman. The paratroopers used the Ju 52 in several combat operations in Angola and other Portuguese African colonies before gradually phasing it out of service in the 1960s. 489 271. obdl3945. Image ID: 278217 Junkers Ju-52/3mg4e. 2007, Vol. Download. The CMK parts fit the Revell kit perfectly. Fifty-two Ju 52s from 1. and 8. [5] It was configured as a pure transport aircraft, being capable of carrying up to 18 fully-equipped troops. The Ju 52 was similar to the company's previous Junkers W 33, although larger. During its service with Luft Hansa, the Ju 52 had proved to be an extremely reliable passenger airplane. [3] According to Smith, the earliest known Ju 52/3m was delivered to Bolivian airline Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano during 1932. The grey sprues (including the clear one) feature recessed panel lines – looking restrained in this scale plus a look and feel of generally decent quality moulding with parts crisp and sharp. [24], The seaplane version, equipped with two large floats, served during the Norwegian campaign in 1940, and later in the Mediterranean theatre. The Ju 52/1m was able to land on wheels, skis, or floats (as were all Ju 52 variants). 2 Kettenkrafträder (half-track motorcycles) and supply canisters for parachute troops were secured under the fuselage at the bomb bay exits and were dropped with four parachutes. What is more, the metal structure could withstand considerable punishment, which enabled the crews to complete their missions and limp back to safety when damaged. [43] Various Soviet agencies used the Ju 52 through to 1950. Air-dropped supplies were jettisoned through two double chutes; supply containers were dropped by parachute through the bomb-bay doors, and paratroopers jumped through the side doors. The Junkers JU-52/3m was to the Luftwaffe what the Douglas C-47 was to the American military during World War II. Four CASA 352s are airworthy and in regular use today. £29.99 0 bids + P&P . [24] According to Smith, 500 Ju 52s had been made ready for the aerial assault on the Low Countries. Image ID: 264079 Junkers Ju52/3mg4e . Ju-52 interior. The first single-engine Ju-52 made its maiden flight on October 13, 1930. Weight: 0.04kg. [4] This model could function as a medium bomber, being furnished with a pair of defensive gun turrets and operated by a crew of four. 2 are dark and 1 is light. [citation needed], In a military context, the Ju 52 could carry up to 18 fully-equipped soldiers, or 12 stretchers when used as an air ambulance. [29], During August 1940, Nazi German decided to base large numbers of Ju 52s at airfields in the Lyon, Lille, and Arras areas. The two wing-mounted radial engines of the Ju 52/3m had half-chord cowlings and in planform view (from above/below) appeared to be splayed outwards, being mounted at an almost perpendicular angle to the tapered wing's sweptback leading edge (in a similar fashion to the Mitsubishi G3M bomber and Short Sunderland; the angled engines on the Ju 52 were intended to make maintaining straight flight easier should an engine fail, while the others had different reasons). For example, British European Airways operated 11 ex-Luftwaffe Ju 52/3mg8e machines, taken over by the RAF, between 1946 and retirement in 1947 on intra-U.K. routes before the Douglas DC-3 was introduced to the airline. 489 271. Each one welcomed the cool air that swept through the cabins once the aircraft were aloft. Related tags . "Escuela Militar de Paracaidismo" (Military school of Parachuting) (in Spanish). Following the end of the Spanish Civil War, no further aircraft of the bomber variants were built, though the type was again used as a bomber during the bombing of Warsaw[20] during the invasion of Poland in September 1939. After the invasion of Crete in May 1941, the airplane was used primarily for delivering fuel, ammunition, and supplies to troops in forward areas or isolated pockets and evacuating wounded. 80. In 1930, German aeronautical engineer Ernst Zindel and his team designed the Ju 52 at the Junkers works at Dessau. The shape looks pretty accurate with new decals for two Luftwaffe aircraft. Craven, Wesley Frank, and Cate, James Lea, editors (1949). The production of Ju 52s continued until around the summer of 1944; when the war came to an end, 100 to 200 were still available. During the course of the conflict, the Moreau squadron dropped more than 6,000 tons of bombs on enemy positions and enemy-held territory. £39.24 £ 39. [3], During May 1932, German flag carrier Luft Hansa took delivery of its first example of the type. [14], In 1934, Junkers received orders to produce a bomber version of the Ju 52/3m to serve as interim equipment for the bomber units of the still-secret Luftwaffe until it could be replaced by the purpose-designed Dornier Do 11. A particularly daring mission involved the ferrying of a fully equipped mountain battery to a frozen lake 15 miles north of Narvik with little chance of their returning due to the extreme conditions. Pictures per page: Image ID: 289489 CASA 352A-3. Ignoring the turbulence, the veteran paratroopers stood up, shuffled toward the cargo door, and flung themselves spread eagle toward the ground below. Not sure how much I will be able to see once fuselage top is in place. The invasion of Denmark and Norway on April 9, 1940, known as Operation Weserübung, heralded the use of Ju-52/3ms to deliver paratroopers and air landing forces to the battlefield. Cybermodeler Online. Several hundred Ju 52s were also used to transport troops to Norway in the first days of this campaign. They are very big planes, and both needed to be painted in our washable paint system more than once each. Here's What You Need To Remember: The plane was incredibly versatile, and served everywhere the German Army went. The Ju 52 could tow up to two DFS 230 gliders. By the end of the conflict, Ju 52s had accumulated 13,000 operational hours and had performed 5,400 offensive missions and dropped over 6,000 bombs.[5]. Between 1934 and 1935, a total of 450 Ju 52/3mg3e aircraft were delivered to the Luftwaffe. [29], The next major use of the Ju 52 was in the Balkans campaign. The Ju 52's maiden flight was performed on 13 October 1930. Dec 7, 2017 - 1/144 Eduard Junkers Ju 52/3m g5e "Tante Ju" by Björn Leichsenring Originally powered by three Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet radial engines, later production models mainly received 574 kW (770 hp) BMW 132 engines, a licence-built refinement of the Pratt & Whitney design. Paratroopers in the North: Ju-52s in Operation Weserübung. Junkers Ju-52/3M Transport . Hardcover £45.00 £ 45. This range increased to 900 miles with a lighter load (992 pounds) or decreased to 450 miles with a heavier load (3,306 pounds). The Junkers Ju 52/3m (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron Annie) is a transport aircraft that was designed and manufactured by German aviation company Junkers. Image ID: 278216 Junkers Ju-52/3mg4e. [7] As such, German production of the Ju 52 was terminated during 1944; Smith claims that a total of 3,234 aircraft of various models were constructed during the conflict. [10] French airlines such as Societe de Transports Aeriens (STA) and Air France flew Toucans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Named Immelmann II after the First World War ace Max Immelmann, it carried the registration D-2600. [39] They are still in flying condition and together with a CASA 352 can be booked for sightseeing tours with Ju-Air. The strutted horizontal stabilizer carried horn-balanced elevators which again projected and showed a significant gap between them and the stabilizer, which was adjustable in-flight. In Spain, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA continued production as the CASA 352 and 352L. These all had to be freed from a layer of mud and believe me, etched parts will rust. Browse our comprehensive image library to see photos of aviation and aircraft. Download. The cabin interior of the Ju-52 is seen in photo n0. It was a taste of the heavy losses to come in campaigns ahead. [1] Later on, the Ju 52di was again reengined with the 750 hp Junkers Jumo 204, after which it was re-designated Ju 52do. Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:46 AM Just about to close up the fuselage on my Ju-52, but wanted to photograph the nice interior. The Ju-52 was originally envisioned as a commercial venture in 1925 by Deutsche Lufthansa. Add to cart Details. View basket for details. Eurasia was the main Chinese Airliner Company in the 1930s and the Ju 52 was their main airliner plane. Around 150 aircraft had been recorded as lost by the end of operations. The use of these Junkers was quite limited. The dominant production model was the Ju 52/3mg7e, featuring advances such as an autopilot, enlarged doors to the cabin, and other general enhancements. [30] Luftwaffe transport units were deliberately held at a state of readiness for Operation Sea Lion, the envisioned invasion of the British Isles; however,this operation was never attempted, in part due to the Luftwaffe being unable to secure aerial supremacy during the Battle of Britain. Early in the conflict, the Ju-52/3ms played a key role in transporting 13,900 Moorish troops and their heavy weapons to Spain. Many Ju 52's were shot down by antiaircraft guns and fighters while transporting supplies, most notably during the desperate attempt to resupply the trapped German Sixth Army during the final stages of the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942–1943. The JU52 continued to be used after the war as one of the early airliners, and are really popular in period films and documentaries. During the postwar era, the Ju 52 had a lengthy service life with numerous military and civilian operators; large numbers were still in use by the 1980s. Between 1939 and 1944, 2,804 Ju 52s were delivered to the Luftwaffe (1939: 145; 1940: 388; 1941: 502; 1942: 503; 1943: 887; and 1944: 379). Actions were taken to convert Junkers' Ju 52 production lines to instead manufacture Ju 352s; however, the conflict's end in May 1945 led to the effort being abandoned in an unfinished state. The full range of my builds can be found at my Website, the current count is about 320 planes, although more models are added on a weekly basis. [52], Data from The Warplanes of the Third Reich,[67] Aircraft Profile No. [citation needed], Various Junkers Ju 52s continued in military and civilian use following World War II. Ju 52/3m Hamburg: Oldest airworthy Ju, in historic Deutsche Luft Hansa colors as D-AQUI (the livery this plane wore in 1936), P&W-engines, now with 3-bladed propellers, until 1984 known as Iron Annie N52JU. A military version of Eisen Annie, designated the Ju-52/3mg3e was ready for service in 1934. ", "Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica: Más de medio siglo de preservación", "List of aircraft displayed at the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection. £19.06 + £4.15 P&P . One of them was commandeered by the Chinese Nationalist Party government and became Chiang Kai-shek's personal transport. In France, the machine had been manufactured during the war by the Junkers-controlled Avions Amiot company, and production continued afterwards as the Amiot AAC 1 Toucan. [5] Successive models saw other improvements, such as revised glazing, newer engines, undercarriage strengthening, and increased take-off weight. Vintage Aircraft. [24] According to Smith, 29,280 personnel, 2,376 tons of supplies and 259,300 imp. Jul 31, 2020 - I have this model, haven't built it yet, but I have references to use when I do. "Crowds Bid Fond Farewell to Airport That Saved Berlin. Usually dispatched within 6 to 10 days. Some Ju 52's, both floatplanes and landplanes, were also used as minesweepers, known as Minensuch — literally, "mine-search" aircraft in German — and fitted with a 14 m (46 ft) diameter current-carrying degaussing ring under the airframe to create a magnetic field that triggered submerged naval mines. This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 01:39. gallons of fuel had been airlifted by Ju 52s through the campaign. [51] Lufthansa operates one Ju 52/3m (D-AQUI) for air shows and pleasure flights. Lt. Col. Rudolf Moreau established the first official bomber squadron numbering 10 Ju-52/3mg3es in November 1936 to support the Nationalist ground forces. However, the single-engined model was deemed to been underpowered and, after seven prototypes had been completed, all subsequent Ju 52s were built with three radial engines as the Ju 52/3m (drei motoren—"three engines"). The planes lumbered in tightly packed formations at low altitude over the pale blue waters of the Aegean Sea toward their objective. [1] During the aircraft's extensive trials, it was reengined with a 755 hp BMW IV powerplant. A CASA-built Ju52/3m appears in the opening sequence and finale of the 1968 Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood film Where Eagles Dare. 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[16] The Dornier Do 11 was a failure, however, and the Junkers ended up being acquired in much larger numbers than at first expected, with the type being the Luftwaffe's main bomber until more modern aircraft such as the Heinkel He 111, Junkers Ju 86 and Dornier Do 17 entered into service. [35] As his power and importance grew, Hitler's personal air force grew to nearly 50 aircraft, based at Berlin Tempelhof Airport and made up mainly of Ju 52s, which also flew other members of his cabinet and war staff. The second prototype, designated Ju 52de, featured an increased wing span and was powered by the BMW IV engine at first; it was soon reengined with the 750 hp Armstrong Siddeley Leopard and re-designated Ju 52di. Be the first to review this product. [22], The first major operation for the aircraft after the bombing of Warsaw was in Operation Weserübung, the attack on Denmark and Norway on 9 April 1940. Hans Baur § Die Fliegerstaffel des Fuehrers, List of accidents and incidents involving the Junkers Ju 52, Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection, National Museum of the United States Air Force, "Flying Box Car for Sky Lanes Of Northland.". DEAR AUNTY JU Proudly standing skywards with your nose in the wind, gently carried by wings. [17][18], The Ju 52 first was used in military service in the Spanish Civil War against the Spanish Republic. £45.95 0 bids + £16.85 P&P ^1/48 REVELL JUNKERS JU52/3mg4e TRANSPORT (03918) see description 892g. [40] E.R Hooton. During its initial production years, airlines were the type's most common customers. In a civilian role, it flew with over 12 airlines, including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa, as both a passenger carrier and a freight hauler. Add to basket View details . The concept moved from paper to production when the … Only 1 left in stock. The Luftwaffe had 552 Ju 52s at the start of the Second World War. [23], During the Norwegian campaign, the Luftwaffe's Ju 52s performed a total of 3,018 sorties, 1830 of which had been carrying troops while the remainder transported cargo and various supplies. Revell Junkers Ju-52/3M Transport info. 1280x1024 Junkers ju-52 world war two luftwaffe air 1280x1024. The design of the Ju 52 a… By 1935, 97 Ju 52s were being operated by numerous airlines; early customers included Finland's Aero O/Y, Sweden's AB Aerotransport, and Brazil's Syndicato Condor. [19] The type's final sortie in the theatre was performed on 26 March 1939. They remained on the frozen lake until they sank in the spring thaw. Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers! The all-metal plane (80/20 magnesium/ aluminum) was easily recognized not only by its three-engine configuration but also by a box-like, corrugated fuselage that gave it an almost unfinished appearance. 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