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Junkers Ju 52
Photos of Ju 52 at 1989 EAA Fly-In, Oshkosh

by Norman A. Graf

 

Port view of engine nacelle and nose. Note the trio of filter intakes under the "chin", the air scoops on top of the engines and the hinge lines and seams on the nacelles. The nose engine exhaust configuration differs from that on the wings, necessitating the nacelle cutout. The markings are, of course, spurious.

 

Starboard view showing the exhaust differences to good effect. Note braces on both. Cockpit window is open, as is forward door, showing interior detail. (It's donations that keep these birds flying, so pitch in when you can!)

 

Front shot of starboard engine. Trio of filter intakes is clearer here. Note the fine degree of wear on the wing leading edge (remember, don't overdo the weathering!). Cargo door is open, showing the support brace.

 

Three-quarter rear shot from starboard. Better view of door interior. Note exhaust stack and soot and oil staining over the wing. Trim tab actuator shows up nicely.

 

Overall shot from quarter starboard. Not much detail but good general impression.

 

Proof that no matter how long you wait at an air show, someone will always be standing in your way. Note the open cargo door, and the blanked-off roof station. That's the easy solution!

 

Interior photograph of Ju52 in the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Cockpit is sealed off with scratched Plexiglas which accounts for the poor photo quality and reflections. Note dark (RLM 66?) cockpit and lighter (RLM 02?) fuselage interior. (I don't know how original the paint scheme is, though.) Instruments and layout are in good agreement with the excellent photo of the Ju52 cockpit to be found on pages 84-85 of the text mentioned in the reference. Note the large compass on the floor between the pilot's and copilot's seats and color-coded instruments and throttles. The large yoke and trim wheel were necessary to handle this big plane. Note the seatbelt hanging over the armrest.

 

Rather poor composite cockpit photo of the Ju52 in the Deutsches Museum. See the reference for a period photograph.


Recommended Reference

For those of you intending to build the civil airline version of the Ju52, especially Lufthansa's D-AQUI, I highly recommend the following text. It has quite a few period photos, plus pictures of the restoration and the airplane as it exists today.

"Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52"
(The Story of the Old "Aunty Ju")
Peter Pletschacher
Aviatic Verlag, 1990
English translation: Brian Davidson
First German edition 1989

ISBN 3-925505-15-6

http://www.aviatic.de/buch/3-925505-29-6.html


Images Copyright 1999 by Norman A. Graf
Page Created 03 April, 1999
Last Updated 13 May, 2001

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