Junkers Ju 252 / Ju 352

The Junkers Ju 252 was a German cargo aircraft that made its first flight in late October 1941.

Only a small number were built as cargo aircraft for the Luftwaffe.

Variants

Ju 252

Initial variant.

15 built.

 Ju 352

Redesign of the Ju 252 constructed of non-strategic materials and powered by Bramo 323R radial engines.

50 built.

Ju 452

Derivative of the Ju 252 to be constructed from wood.

Specifications

Ju 252A

Crew

3-4

Length

25.11 m (82 ft 5 in)

Wingspan

34.1 m (111 ft 11 in)

Height

5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)

Wing area

122.6 m2 (1,320 sq ft)

Empty weight

13,127 kg (28,940 lb)

Gross weight

22,257 kg (49,068 lb)

Max take-off weight

24,050 kg (53,021 lb)

Powerplant

3 × Junkers Jumo 211F V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engines, 1,007 kW (1,350 hp) each

Propellers

3-bladed constant-speed propellers

Performance

Maximum speed

438 km/h (272 mph, 237 kn) at 5,800 m (19,029 ft)

Cruise speed

335 km/h (208 mph, 181 kn) (econ. cruise)

Range

3,981 km (2,474 mi, 2,150 nmi) with maximum payload

6,600 km (4,100 mi; 3,600 nmi) with 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) payload

Service ceiling

6,300 m (20,700 ft)

Rate of climb

12.5 m/s (2,460 ft/min)

Armament

Guns

1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun in dorsal turret

2 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns in side windows.

 

 

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