Junkers S.36 / K.37

The Junkers S 36 was developed in Germany as a Mail-plane in the late 1920s, in Sweden it was further developed as a multi-role military aircraft, under the designation K 37.

The design itself was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of largely conventional design, featuring twin tails and fixed, tailwheel undercarriage.

Construction was metal throughout and skinned, in typical Junkers fashion, with corrugated duralumin.

The engines were mounted in nacelles on the wings, and the crew was accommodated in three open cockpits, including one in the very nose of the aircraft.

Specifications

Crew

Three

Length

37 ft 5 in (11.40 m)

Wingspan

65 ft 9 in (20.05 m)

Height

15 ft 1 in (4.60 m)

Wing area

583 sq ft (54.2 m2)

Empty weight

5,720 lb (2,600 kg)

Gross weight

9,900 lb (4,500 kg)

Powerplant

2 × Siemens-built Bristol Jupiter VI , 590 hp (440 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed

140 mph (224 km/h, 120 kn)

Range

530 mi (850 km, 460 nmi)

Service ceiling

23,000 ft (7,000 m)

Armament

3 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine guns

500 kg (1,102 lb) of bombs.

 

 

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