Ju-52 Seaplane Version

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Ju-52 Seaplane Version

Post by Durand » 09 Jul 2003 16:39

Hallo,

It is my understanding that a seaplane version of the Ju-52 was flown during the war. I would like to learn a bit more about this aircraft. How many were built? What was their purpose? How was their performance? Where did they operate? Who were some of the more famous pilots that flew them?

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Durand

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Post by daveh » 09 Jul 2003 17:40

The original Ju 52 was a single engined aircraft and one of these c/n 4006 was sold to Canadian Airways and could be fitted with wheeled, skid or float undercarriage.

When developed into the familiar 3 engined form the ability to fit wheel float or skid undercarriages was maintained. Many Ju 53/3m's were taken over from Lufthansa at the start of the war. Those fitted with floats were designated Ju 52/3mW. These float equipped transports were very useful in ferrying troops and supplies to Norway during the German invvasion.

The successes in Norway led to the Fokker factory being ordered to build sets of floats from 1940 to mid 1942. The Ju 52/3m was not built as a floatplane but rather they were fitted with floats as and when needed.
In float form they operated in Norway, Crete Greece, Aegean and to N. Africa

Used by Seetransportstaffel 1,2,3,4,5

Ju52/3m g7e float plane:

eight:15675lbs empty, 242oo lbs loaded
max speed: 158mph sea level, 163 mph 3000ft
ceiling: 16580 ft
max. range 930 miles at 8200 ft
span: 95ft 10 ins
length: 62ft 4ins
height 17ft 9ins.

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Post by Durand » 11 Jul 2003 18:45

Hallo,

Thank you both for the information. It is very interesting.

Regards,

Durand

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