Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52 — The Story of the Old "Aunty Ju"

Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52 — The Story of the Old "Aunty Ju"
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  • 3925505156
  • 9783925505157
by Peter Pletschacher Hardly any other aircraft type is as popular as the three-engine Ju... mehr
Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52 — The Story of the Old "Aunty Ju"

by Peter Pletschacher

Hardly any other aircraft type is as popular as the three-engine Ju 52. The safety, reliability and economy of the good old "Aunty Ju" were proverbial back in the thirties.

Only a few of these corrugated metal machines have survived half a century. One of these veterans has been flying for some years in the old Lufthansa livery and serves both as a reminder of the pioneering era of air transportation and of the great tradition of the German aircraft industry.

This book traces the life of the eternally young Aunty Ju, describes the achievements of Professor Hugo Junkers, the early years of air transportation and the adventurous life story of this traditional Lufthansa aircraft up to the time of its costly restoration in the Hamburg maintenance facility. A fascinating chapter of German aviation history comes to life again.

Contents:

  • "Aunty Ju in its old glory"
  • When corrugated metal learned to fly
  • The Era of the Ju 52 in air transport
  • Solving the genealogical riddle
  • Rejuvenation for the old lady
  • The start of a new life

Buch, Hardcover, 21,5 x 29,5 cm, 151 Seiten, ca. 250 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
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