Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 930 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
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 890 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.
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.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 866 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.