Hobby Master 1/144 Air Power Series
HA9010
JU-52/3m g4e
4U + NH "Operation Mercure"
Crete, May 1941
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.



The Italian Army was driven back when they attempted an attack on Greece in 1940. Yugoslavia
had been an Axis ally but anti-German forces toppled the government in March 1941. So in April
1941 Hitler was forced to send troops and supplies so Germany could secure a southern flank for
the coming invasion of the Soviet Union. Luftwaffe transports played a key role in the rapid
deployment of German units to the Balkan region. After only 22 days Yugoslavia and Greece had
fallen and the next German operation would be the taking of Crete.
KGzbV - Kampfgeschwader zur besonderen Verwendung, or Bombardment Wing for special
duties.


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

Dimensions
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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