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Junkers Junkers Ju 52

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Name Junkers Ju 52
Manufacturer Junkers
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (straight)
Tail Regular tail (Anhedral)
WTC Medium
Type code
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position In wing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle fixed
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:

JUNKERS Ju-52/3m

Junkers Junkers Ju 52

Junkers Junkers Ju 52


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. The Ju 52 was in production between 1931 and 1952.

Technical Data

Wing span 29.25 m95.965 ft <br />
Length 18.9 m62.008 ft <br />
Height 4.5 m14.764 ft <br />
Powerplant 3 × BMW 132A-3 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines
Engine model

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving JU52

  • JU52, en-route, west of Chur Switzerland, 2018 (On 4 August 2018, a Junkers Ju-52 making a low level sightseeing flight through the Swiss Alps crashed killing all 20 occupants after control was lost when it stalled after encountering unexceptional windshear. The Investigation found that the pilots had created the conditions which led to the stall and then been unable to recover from it and concluded that the accident was a direct consequence of their risky behaviour. It found that such behaviour was common at the operator, that the operator was being managed without any regard to operational risk and that safety regulatory oversight had been systemically deficient.)