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JUNKERS JU 52 TRANSPORT

The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Auntie Ju") and Iron Annie) was a German tri-motor transport aircraft manufactured from 1932 to

1945. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. Designed by Ernst Zindel,

The Ju 52 first saw military service in the Spanish Civil War against the Spanish Republic. It was again used as a bomber during the bombing of

Warsaw during the Invasion of Poland of September 1939. The Luftwaffe then relied on the Ju 52 for transport roles during World War II,

including paratrooper drops.

4845 were built.

Crew: 3 (two pilots, radio operator)Capacity: 18 troops

• Length: 18.90 m (62 ft 0 in),Wingspan: 29.25 m (95 ft 10 in), Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 10 in)

Wing area: 110.5 m² (1,190 ft²)

• Empty weight: 6,510 kg (14,325 lb) Loaded : 9,200 kg (20,270 lb)Max. takeoff

weight: 10,990 kg (24,200 lb)

• Power plant: 3 × BMW 132T radial engines, 533 kW (715 hp) each

Performance; Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph) at sea level, Cruise speed: 211 km/h

(132 mph), Range: 870 km (540 mi)Service ceiling: 5,490 m (18,000 ft),Rate of climb: 17

minutes to 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Armament Guns: * 1 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine gun in a dorsal position, 2 × 7.92

mm (.312 in) MG 15 machine guns, Bombs: up to 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) of bombs