The Junkers Ju 52 is a transport aircraft that was designed and manufactured by German aviation company Junkers.
Improved military version, powered by three 541 kW (725 hp) BMW 132A-3 (improved version of the Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet) radial engines, equipped with an improved radio and bomb-release mechanism.
Later versions had a tail wheel that replaced the tailskid.
Military transport version, the tail skid was replaced by a tail wheel.
Similar to g4e, but powered by three 619 kW (830 hp) BMW 132T-2 engines, it could be fitted with interchangeable floats, skis, and wheeled landing gear.
Transport version equipped with extra radio gear and autopilot, could also be fitted with a degaussing ring
Transport version, capable of carrying 18 troops or 12 stretchers, featured autopilot and larger cargo doors
Similar to g6e, but with improved radio and direction finding gear, a few were fitted with floats.
Tropical version of g4e for service in North Africa, fitted with glider towing gear and strengthened undercarriage
Similar to g9e, but could be fitted with floats or wheels, lacked de-icing equipment
Similar to g10e, but fitted with de-icing equipment
Land transport version, powered by three BMW 132L engines
No details are known.
Similar to g8e, but with improved armour, last German production version
A.A.C. 1 Toucan
Post war French version of g11e, 415 built
Post war Spanish version, 106 built
Spanish version with Spanish 578 kW (775 hp) ENMA Beta B-4 (license-built BMW 132) engines, 64 built
Designation assigned to a single example operated by the United States Army Air Forces
Designation used by the Czechoslovak Air Force
Designation used by the Spanish Air Force
Designation used by the Swedish Air Force
A single Ju 52/1mce (c/n 4004) was delivered to the Junkers factory at Limhamn in Sweden, where it was converted to a torpedo bomber as the K 45c.
Junkers Ju 52/3m g3e
18.90 m (62 ft 0 in)
29.248 m (95 ft 11.5 in)
5.550 m (18 ft 2.5 in)
110.5000 m2 (1,189.412 sq ft)
5,720 kg (12,610 lb)
9,500 kg (20,944 lb)
Max take-off weight
10,499 kg (23,146 lb)
3 × BMW 132A-3 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 541 kW (725 hp) each for take-off
2-bladed variable-pitch propeller
265.5 km/h (165.0 mph, 143.4 kn) at sea level
276.8 km/h (172.0 mph; 149.5 kn) at 910 metres (3,000 ft)
246 km/h (153 mph, 133 kn) maximum continuous at 910 metres (3,000 ft)
209 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn) economical cruise
998 km (620 mi, 539 nmi)
5,900 m (19,360 ft)
Rate of climb
3.9 m/s (770 ft/min)
Time to altitude
910 metres (3,000 ft) in 17 minutes 30 seconds
83.35 kg/m2 (17.07 lb/sq ft)
1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun or 13 mm (0.512 in) MG 131 machine gun in a dorsal position
1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun in a semi-retractable dustbin turret