Aviation Photo #1284972 Junkers J-9 (D-1) (replica) - Germany - Air Force

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The Junkers D1 was the first complete metal fighter in the world. The prototype flew in September 1917 with its aluminium tubular fuselage covered with corrugated aluminium sheets. Comparison flights with other contemporary fighters revealed its superior performance. Nevertheless the Luftwaffe fighter pilots rejected it due to its unusual appearance. Only one original remains - in the Le Bourget museum. This replica is preserved at Gatow's 'Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr'.
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