The Junkers Ju 52 Story

The first recorded loss of a Ju 52/3m during the North African campaign occurred on 10 February, when an aircraft of III./LN Regt 40 (W Nr 6835, VB+VC) was forced down near Mellieħa due to poor weather, suffering 80 per cent damage.

The Junkers Ju 52 Story

The iconic and legendary Junkers Ju 52 first flew in 1930. Designed and built by the Junkers Aircraft Company of Dessau, Germany, the Ju 52 was originally intended as a single-engine cargo aircraft. An upgraded model, the Ju 52/3m, was powered by three engines and excelled as an eighteen-seat airliner. By the late 1930s, hundreds of the safe, reliable and much loved Ju 52/3ms were serving with airlines in more than twenty countries, including the pre-war British Airways. Also, it was used as a bomber by the Luftwaffe, particularly in the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War, the Ju 52/3m was the mainstay of Luftwaffe transport squadrons. Affectionately known as 'Faithful Old Annie' and 'ron Annie', the Ju 52/3m was used during the invasions of Norway, the Low Countries, Crete and the resupply of Stalingrad and Rommels Africa Korps. In all, around 5,000 were built and after the war, production continued in France and Spain. Amazingly, captured Ju 52/3ms were rebuilt post-war and briefly operated as airliners on domestic routes in Great Britain.

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The Junkers Ju 52 Story
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jan Forsgren
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-20 - Publisher: Fonthill Media

The iconic and legendary Junkers Ju 52 first flew in 1930. Designed and built by the Junkers Aircraft Company of Dessau, Germany, the Ju 52 was originally intended as a single-engine cargo aircraft. An upgraded model, the Ju 52/3m, was powered by three engines and excelled as an eighteen-seat airliner.
Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: Peter Pletschacher
Categories: Junkers Ju-52 (Transport plane)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Roskam's Airplane War Stories
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jan Roskam
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: DARcorporation

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The Candy Bombers
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Wolfgang J. Huschke
Categories: Berlin (Germany)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BWV Verlag

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Ju 52/3m Bomber and Transport
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Robert Forsyth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The all-metal Junkers Ju 52/3m enjoyed a solid – indeed, revered – reputation amongst its crews and the troops and paratroopers who used and depended on it. For more than ten years, it saw service as a successful military transport, with its distinctive, three-engined design and corrugated metal construction becoming