Junkers Ju-52 'Iron Annie'

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Junkers Ju-52

This surviving Junkers Ju 52/3m has been painted as D-AQUI in Lufthansa's colour scheme
of 1936. It can be seen at airshows and is used for pleasure flights. (Photo: Lufthansa)


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Junkers Ju-52

The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed 'Auntie Ju' or 'Iron Annie') was a transport aircraft, both used by airlines and air forces. At first the aircraft with its remarkable corrugated skin was single-engined, but appeared to be underpowered. In 1931 Junkers attached two more engines and since then the aircraft became a success. Almost 5000 were built. During World War II the Ju-52 was the most-used transport aircraft of the Luftwaffe. It was also flew as a bomber and could be fitted with floats or skis. Production lasted until 1945.


Junkers Ju-52

This aircraft was exhibited on the roof terrace of Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport.

Junkers Ju-52

The Swiss Air Force flew three Junkers Ju-52 aircraft until the early 1980s. (Source: unknown)