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Ju-52/3m

Medium Transport Aircraft

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Ju 52 3m

The first flight of the prototype of the new transport plane has taken place in October, 1930, at that time the machine was equipped only with one V-shaped engine BMW-VII capacity 725 hp

The first made models (from Ju-52a up to ju-52d) intended for civil use and differed only type of the engines established by it. But on variant Ju-52/3m already there were three engines, that at once has given a significant gain of speed and carrying capacity.

This plane has been constructed in quantity about 4850 copies, from Ju-52 up to Ju-52/3m. The basic function of the plane during all war was transport.

Specification
Crew 4-5
Dimensions
Wing span, m 29.2
Length, m 18.9
Height, m 4.52
Powerplant
3 × PE BMW 132Т-2, hp 730
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 6500
Maximum takeoff weight 11030
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 286
Time to 3000m, min 18
Service ceiling, m 5900
Service range, km 1305
Armament
2-3 X 7.92-mm machine guns  

References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
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