Junkers A.32 / K.39

The Junkers A 32 was a mail plane built in prototype form in Germany in the late 1920s, and later developed as a prototype reconnaissance-bomber under the designation K 39.

Only two A.32s were built, and the first prototype was destroyed in a crash on 2 November 1927 that killed Junkers engineer Karl Plauth.

The sole K.39 prototype was constructed from the second prototype A.32.

No sales of either the civil or military version ensued.

Specifications

Crew

Four

Length

11.10 m (36 ft 5 in)

Wingspan

17.8 m (58 ft 5 in)

Height

3.38 m (11 ft 1 in)

Wing area

40.0 m2 (430 sq ft)

Empty weight

2,150 kg (4,730 lb)

Gross weight

3,480 kg (7,660 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Junkers L55 , 447 kW (600 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)

Range

830 km (520 mi, 450 nmi)

Armament

2 × fixed, forward-firing machine guns

1 × trainable, rearward-firing machine gun

100 kg (220 lb) bombs.

 

 

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