Hobby Master 1/144 Air Power Series
French Toucan
- JU 52 Amiot AAC 1
Toucan de Bach Mai (Tonkin)
April 1950
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.

During WWII and later Ju-52’s were produced in France by the Junkers controlled Amito
Ateliers Aeronautique de Colombes (AAC) company. These aircraft were Amiot AAC-1
Toucan and saw extensive usage in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s in Indochina. They
equipped GT Groupes de Transport I/64 "Bearn", GT II/62 "Franche Comte" and III/64
"Tonkin" based at Bach Mai. These aircraft were used for transporting supplies and
parachute troops with some being converted to bombers. Some received machine guns
and napalm containers. The Toucan was withdrawn from Indochina in 1952.

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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