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Junkers Ju 52 flight; 11 August 2013
Ju-52 flight present
With the Ju-52
Rene received a flight with the Junkers Ju 52 from Veleda as a birthday present. On Saturday, 10 August 2013, Rene, Laurence and Maurits flew to Friedrichshafen for the flight with the Ju 52 the next day, Sunday 11 August 2013. The Ju 52 was in Friedrichshafen during the old-timer fly-in days of the Dornier Museum.
The Ju 52 was a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1932 to 1945 in Germany, and in France and Spain until 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. The Ju 52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.
The Ju 52 has a low cantilever wing, the midsection built into the fuselage, forming its underside. The aircraft's unusual regular curved metal skin, pioneered by Junkers during World War I, strengthens the whole structure.
In its original configuration the Ju 52 was a single-engined aircraft. However, the single-engine model was underpowered, and after seven prototypes had been completed, all subsequent Ju 52s were built with three radial engines as the Ju 52/3m (drei motoren - "three engines").
Most Ju 52s were destroyed after the war, but 585 were manufactured after 1945. The Ju 52 we flew, with registration HB-HOY, was built in 1949 in Spain (Casa 352).
Excerpts from Wikipedia
Junkers 52 / CASA 352 HB-HOY on Friedrichshafen airport
Port side with the door
Maurits in the Ju-52
At holding point Bravo runway 24 Friedrichshafen airport
Take-off runway 24 Friedrichshafen airport
Over the Bodensee
Rene with the pilots of the Ju-52
Laurence standing in the cabin
Control surface; outer section is the aileron and inner section the flap
Laurence and Maurits
Right base runway 24 Friedrichshafen airport
Landed runway 24 Friedrichshafen airport
Laurence and Maurits with the Junkers 52 at the end of the trip