Hobby Master 1/144 Air Power Series
JU 52/3M
Lufthansa Airlines, "D-ABIK"
True 1/144 scale.
Professionally painted.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Lots of metal with a minimal plastic.
Rolling rubber wheels.
Highly collectable.
The Ju-52 first flew in 1930 as a single engine civil aircraft. Before long it was given two
more engines and designated Ju-52/3m (German - drei motoren - "three engines"). The
3-engine aircraft was originally designed as a 17 passenger airliner. The principal user
was Lufthansa that flew in Europe, Asia and South America. In the mid 1930’s a military
version was produced and the Ju-52 became one of the most reliable transport aircraft.
The Ju-52 saw service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.

One of Lufthansa’s Ju-52s c/n 4069 was registered as D-ABIK and operated with them in
1935 and 1936. The aircraft was given the name 'Manfred von Richthofen' and became
the aircraft Hermann Goering would use when he traveled. Lufthansa was influential in
founding several other airlines Spanish Iberia, the Brazilian "Syndicato Condor" and the
Chinese "Eurasia" airlines. In December 1941 the aircraft was in Hong Kong and was
destroyed when the Japanese bombed the city.

Specifications for Junkers & Co Ju-52/3m
Role - Airliner, Transport Aircraft
Crew – 3 / 2 x pilots, radio operator
Payload - 17 passengers
Nicknames – German / Tante Ju ("Auntie Ju"),  Allies / Iron Annie, Corrugated Coffin,
Jupiter was BEA Airlines designation of war-reparation Ju 52/3m’s in 1947
Number Built by Junkers – 4,845

Length - 62 ft   18.9 m
Height - 20 ft   6.1 m
Wingspan - 95.9 ft   29.25 m
Wing area - 1189.4 sq/ft   110.5 sq/m
Max take-off weight – 23,152 lbs   10,500 kg
Weight empty – 14,531 lbs   6,590 kg

Performance data
Maximum speed - 143 kts   264 km/h
Initial climb rate - 787.4 ft/min   4.00 m/s
Service ceiling – 16,732 ft   5,100 m
Range - 648 nm   1,200 km
Endurance - 7 hours +
Powerplant – 3 x BMW 132 A/3  9 cylinder radial  air-cooled turbocharged (high-
altitudes) engines with carburetors
Power rating (max.) - 819 hp per engine
Maximum Total power rating – 2,456 hp
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