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Finnair Aero OY Junkers Ju 52 3m(W) civil OH ALL named Kaleva wiki 01

 Finnair Aero OY Junkers Ju 52 3m(W) civil OH ALL named Kaleva wiki 01

The Junkers Ju 52 Trimotor in a nutshell

National origin:- Germany
Role:- Transport aircraft
Manufacturer:- Junkers
Designer:- Ernst Zindel
First flight:- 13 October 1930 (Ju 52/1m); 7 March 1932 (Ju 52/3m)
Primary users:- Luftwaffe
Produced: 1931-1945 (Germany), 1945-1947 (France), 1945-1952 (Spain)
Number built:- 4,845

The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju ('Auntie Ju') and Iron Annie) was a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1932 to 1945. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it flew with over 12 air carriers including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. The Ju 52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.

 

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