JUNKERS Ju-52/3m, Luftwaffe, 1940,scale 1/72,Hand-made plastic model. Rather than develop an entirely new transport aircraft, the ministry ordered the conversion of a large number of existing aircraft from civilian to military use. 1600x1067 junkers_ju_52_3mg8e_by_daniel_wales_images-d6dvjel.jpg. Hans Baur § Die Fliegerstaffel des Fuehrers, List of accidents and incidents involving the Junkers Ju 52, Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection, National Museum of the United States Air Force, "Flying Box Car for Sky Lanes Of Northland.". The JU-52 goes together very well even when one uses two kits and now and then one notices some parts of the the civilian version. During the course of the conflict, the Moreau squadron dropped more than 6,000 tons of bombs on enemy positions and enemy-held territory. Ju 52/3m Hamburg: Oldest airworthy Ju, in historic Deutsche Luft Hansa colors as D-AQUI (the livery this plane wore in 1936), P&W-engines, now with 3-bladed propellers, until 1984 known as Iron Annie N52JU. Around 150 aircraft had been recorded as lost by the end of operations. The inner flap section lowered the stalling speed and the arrangement became known as the Doppelflügel, or "double wing".[10][1]. Download. After just a few years in service, production of the single-engine version came to an abrupt halt in 1934, but the three-engine version, which offered better safety and considerably more power, captured the interest of Lufthansa as well as international customers that used the aircraft for both passenger and freight purposes. Inside each aircraft, a dozen German paratroopers sat hunched on canvas benches sweating profusely inside their heavy uniforms. Transported material was loaded and unloaded through side doors by means of a ramp. Escuadrón 721, flying the Spanish-built versions, was employed in training parachutists from Alcantarilla Air Base near Murcia.[42]. Only 1 left in stock. However, the single-engined model was deemed to been underpowered and, after seven prototypes had been completed, all subsequent Ju 52s were built with three radial engines as the Ju 52/3m (drei motoren—"three engines"). Czech Master 1/48 Junkers Ju 52/3M Interior Set for Revell # 4043. Be the first to review this product. The production of Ju 52s continued until around the summer of 1944; when the war came to an end, 100 to 200 were still available. [21], From 24 November 1942 to 31 January 1943, 488 aircraft were recorded as lost (this number included 266 Ju 52, 165 He 111, 42 Ju 86, 9 Fw 200, 5 He 177 and 1 Ju 290) and about 1,000 flight personnel. In September 1939, at Baur's suggestion, Immelmann II was replaced by a four-engine Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, although Immelman II remained his backup aircraft for the rest of the Second World War. 2, p. 50. Many Ju 52's were shot down by antiaircraft guns and fighters while transporting supplies, most notably during the desperate attempt to resupply the trapped German Sixth Army during the final stages of the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942–1943. Once the flight crews had delivered their human cargo to its destination, they turned their aircraft back toward the mainland to load the next wave. Defensive armaments comprised a dorsal-mounted 13 mm MG 131 machine gun and a pair of sideways-mounted 7.9mm MG 15 machine guns. Two years before, the Reichswehr (the Luftwaffe was not reconstituted until 1935) had requested that the Junkers plant at Dessau convert the Ju-52/3m to a bomber configuration (the g3e), and Junkers engineers had installed vertical magazines in its lower cargo bay to accommodate 3,306 pounds of explosives. When fully loaded, whether with troops or supplies, the aircraft had a top speed of 171 miles per hour and a cruising speed of about 120 miles per hour. Most Ju 52s were destroyed after the war, but 585 were built after 1945. Other wallpapers. The Ju 52 featured an unusual corrugated duralumin metal skin, which had been pioneered by Junkers during the First World War; the corrugation served to strengthen the whole structure over a smoother approach. The Ju-52 was originally envisioned as a commercial venture in 1925 by Deutsche Lufthansa. The Ju-52/3m had a wing span of 29.5 meters and measured 18.9 meters from nose to tail. The Ju 52/3mg6e had been identical to the Ju 52/3mg5e except for its radio equipment. The type has been credited with enabling the rapid deployment of German ground forces throughout the theatre. The Allied air forces developed a counter-air operation over a two-month period and implemented Operation Flax on 5 April 1943, destroying 11 Ju 52s in the air near Cap Bon and many more during bombing attacks on its Sicilian airfields, leaving only 29 flyable. [7] As such, German production of the Ju 52 was terminated during 1944; Smith claims that a total of 3,234 aircraft of various models were constructed during the conflict. FREE Delivery. In 1956, the Portuguese Air Force, which was already using the Ju 52s as a transport plane, employed the type as a paratroop drop aircraft for its newly organized elite parachute forces, later known as the Batalhão de Caçadores Páraquedistas. Reichsluftfahrt- Minister Hermann Goring have used this Ju 52/3m for what we call today VIP plane. As the fighter threat grew more severe in the following months, the Ju-52/3mg3e’s were replaced with more advanced bombers, such as the Dornier Do-17 and the Heinkel He-111. Product Code: CMK4043. Wooden aircraft models. Hardcover £45.00 £ 45. During the conflict, Eisen Annie served in a dual role of troop transport and interim bomber. During the conflict, the Ju 52s alone transported more than 4,400 tons of cargo to the front. In the USSR, captured Ju 52s were allocated to the Civil Air Fleet, being found particularly suitable for transporting sulphur from the Karakum Desert. [24] According to Smith, 29,280 personnel, 2,376 tons of supplies and 259,300 imp. All part of my Series of Historic Aircraft (1914 to 1974) I have been creating over the last few years. In 1930, German aeronautical engineer Ernst Zindel and his team designed the Ju 52 at the Junkers works at Dessau. One of the planes is painted with a dark gray on top with squiggly lines in a lighter gray with RLM 65 on bottom. Revell's 1/48 scale Ju52 - 'Tante Ju' Revell's 1/48 scale Ju52 - 'Tante Ju' obdl3945. JU-52/3m interior set # (4043), engine set # (4044) and exterior set #(4061). Additionally, the type was deployed by other nation's militaries in conflicts such as the Spanish Civil War, the Chaco War, and the Portuguese Colonial War. Hitler used a Deutsche Luft Hansa Ju 52 for campaigning in the 1932 German election, preferring flying to train travel. gallons of fuel had been airlifted by Ju 52s through the campaign. However, the Ju-52/3m’s bomber days were numbered not only because of its lack of speed and maneuverability but because it could not accommodate the horizontal bomb racks that were being installed on newer medium-range bombers in production. Junkers Ju52 airplane fuselage transported by a helicopter on a rope from ... Junkers Ju 52/3m8ge operated by Lufthansa Traditionsflug banking away from a flypast at Duxford Flying Legends Airshow Image from the photo album of Oberfeldwebel Karl Gendner of 1. ", Morzik F. "German Air Force Airlift Operations.". Several hundred Ju 52s were also used to transport troops to Norway in the first days of this campaign. The shape looks pretty accurate with new decals for two Luftwaffe aircraft. Ju-52 interior. [35] As his power and importance grew, Hitler's personal air force grew to nearly 50 aircraft, based at Berlin Tempelhof Airport and made up mainly of Ju 52s, which also flew other members of his cabinet and war staff. The Ju 52 was similar to the company's previous Junkers W 33, although larger. A Ju 52 and a Douglas DC-3 were the last aircraft to take off from Berlin Tempelhof Airport before all operations ceased there on 30 October 2008.[44]. My 3D Model of the Junkers Ju-52/3M - German WW2 Transport Aircraft. The cabin interior of the Ju-52 is seen in photo n0. Download. [citation needed], Bolivia acquired four Ju 52s in the course of the Chaco War (1932–1935), mainly for medical evacuation and air supply. As they climbed upward, the tri-motor aircraft emerged from reddish-orange clouds of dust into blue sky. Related tags . Data from Junkers Aircraft & Engines 1913–1945[45], As of 2018[update], the two remaining Ju 52s which operated pleasure flights from Dübendorf airport in Switzerland, are grounded following corrosion found in the wreck of the Ju 52 which crashed in August 2018 with the loss of 20 lives. HERPA JU-52/3 m Rudolf Von Thuna D-ANOY 1/500 diecast plane model aircraft. This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 01:39. A new hole was cut into the roof to accommodate a dorsal machine gun, and the interior was reconfigured for different missions. The military version was powered by three 660hp BMW 132A radial engines and armed with dorsal and ventral 7.92 MG 15 machine guns, the latter of which was affixed to the aircraft’s underside with a retractable dustbin attachment. Designed to be used with the Revell kit. [25][26], The Ju 52 transport aircraft participated in the attack on the Netherlands on 10 May 1940. Ignoring the turbulence, the veteran paratroopers stood up, shuffled toward the cargo door, and flung themselves spread eagle toward the ground below. View basket for details. Add to basket View details . Fifty-two Ju 52s from 1. and 8. While a version designated the Ju-52/3m Sa3 was already operating for the Reichswehr in the role of personnel transport, cargo carrier, and pilot trainer, the g3e was intended as an interim bomber before more sophisticated bombers were available in 1936. The paratroopers used the Ju 52 in several combat operations in Angola and other Portuguese African colonies before gradually phasing it out of service in the 1960s. 2 Kettenkrafträder (half-track motorcycles) and supply canisters for parachute troops were secured under the fuselage at the bomb bay exits and were dropped with four parachutes. [29] While victorious, 170 aircraft were lost along with 4,500 personnel; the high loss rate brought about the end of German paratroop operations. We took two JU52’s to Berlin to film “ Valkyrie”. The dust clouds were generated by the propeller wash from hundreds of engines sitting on unpaved runways as the planes prepared for takeoff. Vintage Aircraft. In 1931 Junkers modified the design to add two additional engines. Something went wrong. It was a taste of the heavy losses to come in campaigns ahead. Lightly armed, and with a top speed of only 265 km/h (165 mph) – half that of a contemporary Hurricane – the Ju 52 was very vulnerable to fighter attack, and an escort was always necessary when flying in a combat zone. During the 1950s, the Ju 52 was also used by the French Air Force during the First Indochina War as a bomber. JUNCKERS Ju-52 vs DOUGLAS C-47 The designation was changed to Ju 52/3m. [9][1] It was formed around four pairs of circular cross-section duralumin spars with a corrugated surface that provided torsional stiffening. The Ju-52 was originally envisioned as a commercial venture in 1925 by Deutsche Lufthansa. Brand: Czech Master Kits. [38] Museums hoped to obtain the aircraft, but they were not for sale. Shortly before dawn on May 20, 1941, a flight of 500 transport planes took off from seven airstrips on mainland Greece. 489 271. obdl3945. [29], During August 1940, Nazi German decided to base large numbers of Ju 52s at airfields in the Lyon, Lille, and Arras areas. [3] The Ju 52 was heavily used by Luft Hansa, it was able to fly from Berlin to Rome in eight hours; both this route and the London-Berlin service was frequently operated by the type. [citation needed], In late 1931, James A. Richardson's Canadian Airways received (Werknummer 4006) CF-ARM, the sixth-built Ju 52/1m. Early in the conflict, the Ju-52/3ms played a key role in transporting 13,900 Moorish troops and their heavy weapons to Spain. What is more, the metal structure could withstand considerable punishment, which enabled the crews to complete their missions and limp back to safety when damaged. Named Immelmann II after the First World War ace Max Immelmann, it carried the registration D-2600. After the war, the air force acquired three other Ju 52mge as transports; the type remained in service until after the end of the Second World War. [3] By the mid-1930s, the Ju 52/3mce and Ju 52/3fe, were the two primary production variants, both being powered by the BMW 132 radial engine. The planes lumbered in tightly packed formations at low altitude over the pale blue waters of the Aegean Sea toward their objective. Staffel in Kampfgeschwader 1 transported a company of Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) and a battalion of infantry to the northern part of Jutland, and captured the airfield at Aalborg, vital to support the operation in southern Norway. Junkers JU 52 at the Polish Aviation Museum Krakow in Poland Germany, Bavaria, Munich, Deutsches Museum, Aviation Section with JU-52 airliner, Airplane Junkers JU 52 flying in front of dramatic sky. [1] The main undercarriage was fixed and divided; some aircraft had wheel fairings, others did not. By the end of the conflict, Ju 52s had accumulated 13,000 operational hours and had performed 5,400 offensive missions and dropped over 6,000 bombs.[5]. The Ju 52 could tow up to two DFS 230 gliders. In my book of Luftwaffe aircraft, there are two different paint schemes besides 70/71 and all white. In its original configuration, designated the Ju 52/1m, the Ju 52 was a single-engined aircraft, powered by either a BMW IV or Junkers liquid-cooled V-12 engine. [7] It was constructed in France by Avions Amiot as the Amiot AAC.1 Toucan; it was also produced in Spain by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) as the CASA 352. Not sure how much I will be able to see once fuselage top is in place. [31] That began two catastrophic weeks in which more than 140 aircraft were lost in air interceptions,[32] culminating on 18 April with the "Palm Sunday Massacre" in which 24 Ju 52s were shot down, and another 35 staggered back to Sicily and crash-landed.[33][34]. Detailed interior; Landing gear; Detailed radial engines; Separate ailerons; Model details: Authentic representation of the following versions: Junkers Ju 52/3m HB-HOP of JU-AIR, Duebendorf, Switzerland 2003; Junkers Ju 52/3m HB-HOS of JU-AIR, Duebendorf, Switzerland 1985; Content of delivery: Model kit incl. 03. Not yet reviewed. [23], During the Norwegian campaign, the Luftwaffe's Ju 52s performed a total of 3,018 sorties, 1830 of which had been carrying troops while the remainder transported cargo and various supplies. A military version of Eisen Annie, designated the Ju-52/3mg3e was ready for service in 1934. Twenty-five countries throughout Europe and North and South America purchased the aircraft for commercial use during the 1930s. It first flew in April 1932 and it was produced in large numbers for use by Lufthansa and the airlines of over twenty nations. By 1935, 97 Ju 52s were being operated by numerous airlines; early customers included Finland's Aero O/Y, Sweden's AB Aerotransport, and Brazil's Syndicato Condor. Export models were also built with 447 kW (600 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp and 578 kW (775 hp) Bristol Pegasus VI engines. Weserübung involved the first paratrooper attacks in military history. Do I think Santa will bring me a large-capacity display cabinet? 2048x1536 Top Ju 52 Interior Wallpapers. [15] Two bomb bays were fitted, capable of holding up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of bombs, while defensive armament consisted of two 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns, one in an open dorsal position, and one in a retractable "dustbin" ventral position, which could be manually winched down from the fuselage to protect the aircraft from attacks from below. Smith, J. R. "Aircraft Profile No. The Ju 52's maiden flight was performed on 13 October 1930. 80. © Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved. MPN: 4043. After he became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Hans Baur became his personal pilot, and Hitler was provided with a personal Ju 52. [27], During the opening days of the Netherlands campaign, many German aircraft were shot down by Dutch AA-fire; a total of 125 Ju 52s were lost and 47 damaged; author Hooton considered these losses to have been relatively costly for the Luftwaffe. The Junkers Ju 52/3m (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron Annie) is a transport aircraft that was designed and manufactured by German aviation company Junkers. [2] While these initial aircraft had been powered by a single engine, Junkers decided to develop the Ju 52 into a trimotor configuration. The primary early production model, the Ju 52/3m, was principally operated as a 17-seat airliner or utility transport aircraft by various civil operators during the 1930s. This isn’t in fact a Revell kit at all, but the Eduard kit re-released as a Revell boxing but with new decals. [29] However, the Ju 52 was perhaps most famously deployed during the Battle of Crete in late May 1941. For 13 years from 1932 to 1945, the Junkers German factories produced Ju-52 variants. [43] Various Soviet agencies used the Ju 52 through to 1950. This is the Ju 52 restored and flown for many years by the … [3] According to Smith, the earliest known Ju 52/3m was delivered to Bolivian airline Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano during 1932. In Spain, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA continued production as the CASA 352 and 352L. Usually dispatched within 6 to 10 days. Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:46 AM Just about to close up the fuselage on my Ju-52, but wanted to photograph the nice interior. Revell Junkers Ju-52/3M Transport info. Join our Newsletter. Junkers Ju52. [51] Lufthansa operates one Ju 52/3m (D-AQUI) for air shows and pleasure flights. [40] It was followed six months later by the three-engine version’s maiden flight in April 1931. The Junkers Ju 52 was originally designed and produced as a single engine civil transport which first flew in October 1930. [3], During 1934, work commenced on a militarised model of the Ju 52/3m, designated Ju 52/3mg3e, on behalf of the then-secret Luftwaffe. It was during this campaign that the Ju 52 performed a crucial role in carrying out the first large-scale air attack with paratroops in history during the Battle for The Hague. By the mid-1930s, airlines throughout Europe and Latin America were flying them. Published at 900 × 582 px. [4], Numerous improved models would be introduced prior to and during the Second World War. £39.24 £ 39. Air-dropped supplies were jettisoned through two double chutes; supply containers were dropped by parachute through the bomb-bay doors, and paratroopers jumped through the side doors. Accordingly, the Ju 52/3m (drei motoren—"three engines") was developed, being powered by an arrangement of three radial engines. Home What's New Features & Reviews Model Kit Top Gun Subject & Color Refs Search About Us. [19] The type's final sortie in the theatre was performed on 26 March 1939. [24], The seaplane version, equipped with two large floats, served during the Norwegian campaign in 1940, and later in the Mediterranean theatre. [30] Luftwaffe transport units were deliberately held at a state of readiness for Operation Sea Lion, the envisioned invasion of the British Isles; however,this operation was never attempted, in part due to the Luftwaffe being unable to secure aerial supremacy during the Battle of Britain. The use of these Junkers was quite limited. This is "AA36909 Ju 52, Luftwaffe, D-2600 Immelmann II, Tempelhof Airport, Germany, 1936, Adolf Hitler's personal transport" by Ed Kao on Vimeo, the… E.R Hooton. The all-metal plane (80/20 magnesium/ aluminum) was easily recognized not only by its three-engine configuration but also by a box-like, corrugated fuselage that gave it an almost unfinished appearance. The Ju 52/1m was able to land on wheels, skis, or floats (as were all Ju 52 variants). The outer sections of this operated differentially as ailerons, projecting slightly beyond the wingtips with control horns. During the postwar era, the Ju 52 had a lengthy service life with numerous military and civilian operators; large numbers were still in use by the 1980s. £45.83 (VAT incl.) [24] According to Smith, 500 Ju 52s had been made ready for the aerial assault on the Low Countries. Paratroopers in the North: Ju-52s in Operation Weserübung. [3] According to Smith, Luft Hansa's Ju 52 fleet eventually numbered 231 Ju 52s;[4] during the pre-war era, it was flown on various routes from Germany on routes in Europe, Asia, and South America. Celebrating 21 years of hobby news and reviews. The concept moved from paper to production when the … The Ju-52/3ms also dropped paratroopers at three key airfields in southern Norway at the cities of Oslo, Stavanger, and Kristiansand. Interior of a Ju-52 Junkers Ju52. Add to cart Details. [29], The next major use of the Ju 52 was in the Balkans campaign. [1] Later on, the Ju 52di was again reengined with the 750 hp Junkers Jumo 204, after which it was re-designated Ju 52do. 489 271. The Luftwaffe counted about 150 transports destroyed or damaged beyond repair by the end of the affair. Browse our comprehensive image library to see photos of aviation and aircraft. The first single-engine Ju-52 made its maiden flight on October 13, 1930. Its chief designer, Ernst Zindel, oversaw work on two concepts. Even in the 21st century, several aircraft have remained operational, typically used for purposes such as heritage aviation displays and aerial sightseeing. [28] Although transport operations with the Ju 52 were noticeably curtailed after the initial days of the invasion, the type continued to aerially supply forward ground troops. The full range of my builds can be found at my Website, the current count is about 320 planes, although more models are added on a weekly basis. Here's What You Need To Remember: The plane was incredibly versatile, and served everywhere the German Army went. [22], The first major operation for the aircraft after the bombing of Warsaw was in Operation Weserübung, the attack on Denmark and Norway on 9 April 1940. £19.06 + £4.15 P&P . The code of this Ju 52/3m could have been : S13+E33 if it was the 33rd plane arrived at the “Schule” and given to the 5th Flight. [6], From mid-1943 onwards, the Luftwaffe began to make less use of the Ju 52, interest having waned in the type. It was initially designed with a single engine, however, it was produced in quantity as a trimotor. All stabilizer surfaces were corrugated. Junkers Ju 52/2 canopy 3M mask (exterior and interior) + 3 insignia masks (designed to Be Farming with Revell kits) Add to cart Details. Between 1939 and 1944, 2,804 Ju 52s were delivered to the Luftwaffe (1939: 145; 1940: 388; 1941: 502; 1942: 503; 1943: 887; and 1944: 379). Following the rise of Nazi Germany, thousands of Ju 52s were procured as a staple military transport of the nation. Ju-52 Wallpaper. The design of the Ju 52 a… Junkers Ju-52 Photos and Pictures. [41], The Spanish Air Force operated the Ju 52, nicknamed Pava, until well into the 1970s. The cabin had a dimensional capacity of 590 cubic feet, and was lined with numerous windows stretching forward to the pilots' cockpit. During its initial production years, airlines were the type's most common customers. Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers! In a civilian role, it flew with over 12 airlines, including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa, as both a passenger carrier and a freight hauler. Shipped within 9-11 business days. 24. Interior of a Ju-52. Production Ju 52/3m aircraft flown by Deutsche Luft Hansa before the Second World War, as well as Luftwaffe-flown Ju 52s flown during the war, usually used an air-start system to turn over their trio of radial engines, using a common compressed air supply that also operated the main wheels' brakes. Of the 2,822 Ju-52/3ms produced from 1939 to 1944, only 190 were left in service when Berlin fell on May 7. Craven, Wesley Frank, and Cate, James Lea, editors (1949). The concept moved from paper to production when the project was turned over to Junkers in 1928. After the invasion of Crete in May 1941, the airplane was used primarily for delivering fuel, ammunition, and supplies to troops in forward areas or isolated pockets and evacuating wounded. It was one of the first aircraft to be delivered to the Nationalist faction in July 1936. 2 are dark and 1 is light. The Ju 52/3mg7e was the principal production model. £85.80 £ 85. 493 Ju 52/3m aircraft were used to transport much of the 22,750 troops flown onto Crete for the Luftwaffe's largest airborne invasion of the war. Four CASA 352s are airworthy and in regular use today. [37], The Swiss Air Force also operated the Ju 52 from 1939 to 1982, when three aircraft remained in operation, probably the last and longest service in any air force. MISTEL-8, JUNKERS Ju-88D with MESSERSCHMITT M,scale 1/72,Hand-made plastic model . 177: The Junkers Ju 52 Series". About. [39] They are still in flying condition and together with a CASA 352 can be booked for sightseeing tours with Ju-Air. A CASA-built Ju52/3m appears in the opening sequence and finale of the 1968 Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood film Where Eagles Dare. Image ID: 278217 Junkers Ju-52/3mg4e. building instruction sheet and decal Read more. Jul 31, 2020 - I have this model, haven't built it yet, but I have references to use when I do. [16] The Dornier Do 11 was a failure, however, and the Junkers ended up being acquired in much larger numbers than at first expected, with the type being the Luftwaffe's main bomber until more modern aircraft such as the Heinkel He 111, Junkers Ju 86 and Dornier Do 17 entered into service. They are very big planes, and both needed to be painted in our washable paint system more than once each. The bomber could be easily converted to serve in the transport role. One was a single-engine freight aircraft (Ju-52/1m) and the other was a three-engine commercial passenger plane (Ju-52/3m) built to carry 17 passengers. Some military Ju 52s were converted to civilian use. The Ju-52/3m’s round-trip range carrying a 1,984-pound load was 720 miles. 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[citation needed], In a military context, the Ju 52 could carry up to 18 fully-equipped soldiers, or 12 stretchers when used as an air ambulance. The Ju 52/3m entered service, first as a civilian market passenger hauler, in 1932 - amidst the German pre-war build-up. ", "Aerial Furniture Van Has Capacity of Three Tons. [citation needed], The Colombian Air Force used three Ju 52/3mde bombers equipped as floatplanes during the Colombia-Peru War in 1932–1933. Stemming from Junkers' World War I all-metal designs, the JU-52 first appeared in 1931 as a large, single engine transport, the last of which was produced during 1935. [17][18], The Ju 52 first was used in military service in the Spanish Civil War against the Spanish Republic. [14], In 1934, Junkers received orders to produce a bomber version of the Ju 52/3m to serve as interim equipment for the bomber units of the still-secret Luftwaffe until it could be replaced by the purpose-designed Dornier Do 11. 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