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JUNKERS Ju-52/3m (HB-HOP)

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HB-HOP, JU-52/3m g4e
Buildt 1939 in Dessau, Germany. Used from 1939 until 1981 as flying classroom for the swiss army "Fliegertruppe" as No. A-703
Since 1982 member of Ju-Air, a company driven by volunteers. Here seen before touch down. The runway ist too short to let pass some people...

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Paul Wisgerhof
Perfectly adequate airport for the JU-52. 800x98 meters grass runway. Thun, Switzerland.
Alan Brown
I remember reading an article where the Rimowa company was rebuilding the JU-52 from scratch using the original drawings and trying to find as many of the people who had worked on it as possible. It was to advertise there ribbed luggage (as it says on the side of the plane), and because they ribbed aluminum had been so well used originally on this aircraft.
Daniel RytzPhoto Uploader
@Paul: the aunt felt at home

@Alan Brown: maybe you read about the rebuilding of the Junkers F13? It was the ancestor from JU-52.
Rimowa spend a lot of money for this F13-Project, you find the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VArfdg2nfU8

and the first flight is made, see also this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYo9oiYXKsc
Leon Kay
Thank you for a great photo and very informative comment.
We live near an Air force Base where a group of volunteers maintain a vintage De Havilland Vampire from the 1940's as well as several Harvard's.
Once a month they treat the local residents with their fly past displays.
Leon Kay, Pretoria, South Africa.
nycslc1
Nice picture!
aam1231
Beautiful photo, and airplane!
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