Hobby Master 1/144 Air Power Series
JU-52 "EC-AAJ"
Iberia Airlines
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.

In 1929 Iberia Airlines merged with another state own airline. In May 1935 LAPE (Líneas
Aéreas Postales Españolas) Company was created it was taken over by the military in
1936 during the Spanish Civil War. Since the name Iberia was still registered the airline
began to fly in Nationalist-held territory eventually becoming a purely domestic airline.
EC-AAJ was a former DLH (Deutsche Lufthansa) aircraft D-AVUL “Bruno Rodschinka”
acquired by Iberia in February 1941 and named “Guadal Quivir”. One month later the
aircraft was written off at Son Bonet Mallorca without fatalities.

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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