Junkers Ju-49

The Junkers Ju 49 was a German aircraft designed to investigate high-altitude flight and the techniques of cabin pressurization.

It was the world’s second working pressurized aircraft, following the Engineering Division USD-9A which first flew in the United States in 1921.

By 1935, it was flying regularly to around 12,500 m (41,000 ft).

Only one aircraft was built.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

17.21 m (56 ft 5.5 in)

Wingspan

28.24 m (92 ft 8 in)

Wing area

98.0 m2 (1,055 sq ft)

Empty weight

3,590 kg (7,916 lb)

Gross weight

4,250 kg (9,371 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Junkers L88a V-12 cylinder with two-stage supercharger , 596 kW (800 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

146 km/h (91 mph, 79 kn) at sea level; 220 km/h (136 mph) at 13,000 m (42,700 ft)

Service ceiling

13,015 m (42,700 ft)

Rate of climb

3.5 m/s (690 ft/min) to 8,000 m (26,250 ft).

 

 

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