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The complete history of the Junkers Ju 52/3m in civil and military service around the world since 1930 by Jan Forsgren.
A comprehensive and detailed account of the iconic Junkers Ju 52
Includes details of Ju 52/3m operations in Germany and nearly thirty other countries, including Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa
With technical descriptions, every production variant is described
Covers the rarely described Ju 252 and Ju 352 Herkules
Post-war production, usage and includes a list of surviving aircraft
Handsomely illustrated with high-quality photographs spanning almost ninety years
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 ‘Iron Annie’, the Ju 52/3m was used during the invasions of Norway, the Low Countries, Crete and the resupply of Stalingrad and Rommel’s 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.
Publication: 25 August 2016
Size: 248 x 172 mm
Extent: 256 pages
Illustrations: 44 colour/119 mono
Rights: World, all languages
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