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User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 905 times:

I'm just home after seeing Tante Ju (Lufthansas Ju-52) at Stockholm - Bromma
airport. That was a fantastic sight indeed. Especially since at the same time
Daisy (the "Flying Veterans" DC-3) was also parked on the apron. Made it
feel like beeing back in the forties for a day.
I was a little disappointed though when Tante Ju's engins were
started. I had expected some smoke and a different sound. I saw Tante Ju
at Bromma 1986 and as I remembered the engines made a lot more noice
then. Now I understand that you can't have all original parts in the engines
on a 66 year old aircraft but I am wondering, have they changed the engines
completely to more modern engines? Does anybody out there have
any information on that?
Still, Tante Ju is a fantastic piece of flying history. May she fly many years
to come.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 885 times:

I think there is one in South Africa (with SAA historical), 4 in Switzerland (earlier 3) and one in Germany, nice plane, I liked flying with it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 865 times:

The engines are new; PW 1340 S1 H1G Wasp, to be exact. But I can assure you, once you´re inside this flying dinosaur, you couldn´t care less about the engines. It´s truly a time machine, especially in flight. I was lucky enough to catch a flight on the plane´s 60th birthday, back in 1996. It was FRA-QMZ (Mainz), scheduled flying time 10 minutes, but it took us 20 minutes due to strong headwinds. Amazing experience, I just love her.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: Most of your questions will be answered at http://www.lufthansa-ju52.de , plus the Ju52-team will be happy to send you additional information material.


User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Ok, thank you Airsicknessbag.
So the engines are changed but still of an old type.
Does anybody know what engines the Ju 52 originally had (a german
engine no doubt).


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Probably Jumo engines. Jumo was the engine manufacturer owned (in part?) by Junkers.
During WW2, engines were probably installed as they became available when needed. This would see for example BMW engines (and maybe even engines retrieved from downed US and UK aircraft being installed.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Check out www.saamuseum.co.za for some interesting links regarding the South African JU52

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