Junkers W-33 / W-34


1st Flight 1925

Crew: 2

Capacity: 6 pax

Length: 10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 18.48 m (60 ft 8 in)

Height: 3.53 m (11 ft 7 in)

Wing area: 44 m2 (470 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)

Gross weight: 3,200 kg (7,055 lb)

Fuel capacity: 477 l (126 US gal; 105 imp gal)

Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132A 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 480 kW (650 hp) (660 PS)

Propellers: 2-bladed metal fixed-pitch propeller, 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in) diameter


Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph, 143 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 233 km/h (145 mph, 126 kn)

Landing speed: 116 km/h (72 mph; 63 kn)

Range: 900 km (560 mi, 490 nmi)

Service ceiling: 6,300 m (20,700 ft)

Rate of climb: 5.25 m/s (1,033 ft/min)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 3 minute 12 seconds


2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) machine guns (dorsal) and 1x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) machine gun (ventral)

6x 50 kg (110 lb) bombs (300Kg total)





The Junkers W 33 was a German 1920s single-engine low-wing monoplane transport aircraft that followed Junkers standard practice making extensive use of corrugated aluminium alloy over an aluminium alloy tube frame, that was developed from the similar but slightly smaller Junkers F 13, and evolved into the similar W 34.

W33, prototype with Junkers L5, open cockpit, no windows in cargo compartment

W33a, modified prototype with Junkers L2

W33b, enlarged cargo compartment, Junkers L5 engine

W33ba, enlarged cargo compartment, Junkers L2 engine

W33be, like W33a with BMW Va engine

W33c, strengthened centre wing, Junkers L5 engine

W33ce, with BMW Va engine

W33d, enlarged wing swept

W33f, strengthened centre wing, less wing swept than d-version, closed cockpit, cargo window

W33fa, with Jupiter XI engine

W33fei, with Siemens Sh20u of 1933

W33ge, training aircraft, compartment windows

W33h, training aircraft and airliner, Junkers L5 engine, longer fuselage again

W33hc, training aircraft, L5G engine of 1933

W33kc, closed cockpit section, strengthened undercarriage, L5 engine

W34a, prototype with Gnome et Rhone Jupiter VI

W34b, initial production aircraft, strengthened wing

W34ba with Bristol Jupiter VIII

W34c, strengthened center wing structure, Jupiter VI

W34ca with Bristol Jupiter VIII

W34ce with Jupiter VII

W34ci with BMW Hornet

W34d with Junkers L5 or Siemens Sh20

W34da, de, di engine variants like W34c

W34f enlarged wing-swept, modified undercarriage, strengthened centre section, Jupiter VI

W34fa, fe, fi engine variants like W34c, passenger aircraft

W34fao with Siemens Sh20

W34fay with Wright Cyclone

W34ffi with Junkers L5

W34fo with Pratt + Whitney Wasp

W34fu with Armstrong Jaguar

W34fy with Armstrong Jaguar Major U

W34f1y with Armstrong Panther

W34gi with BMW Hornet in 1933

W34hau with Bramo 322H-1, Luftwaffe trainer aircraft

W34hi with BMW Hornet in 1933, Luftwaffe aircraft

Ju46fi, catapult aircraft with Pratt + Whitney Hornet T2D1 (485kW)

Ju46hi, like fi with BMW132 since 1933

K43 military version of the W34 built at Limhamn

Trp 2 ambulance aircraft version of W33, built at Limhamn

Trp 2A ambulance aircraft version of W34, built at Limhamn

PS-3 Russian designator for W33

PS-4 Irkutsk or Moscow built W33s

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