Junkers Ju 49

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Junkers Ju 49
Junkers Ju 49
Type: Experimental airplane
Design country:

German EmpireGerman Empire German Empire


Junkers Flugzeugwerk AG

First flight:

October 2, 1931

Number of pieces:


The Junkers Ju 49 was an experimental aircraft from Junkers Flugzeugwerk AG . The single - engine low - wing aircraft was equipped with a specially developed pressurized cabin for the two crew members for height research . The license plate was initially D-2688, from 1934 D-UBAZ.


The high-altitude research aircraft with the serial number 3701 developed on behalf of the DVL from 1928 had its maiden flight on October 2, 1931. After two years of flight tests at Junkers, the DVL took over the aircraft in September 1933.

Altitudes of up to 13,000 m were reached before it crashed in 1936.



Start of the first flight in Dessau

The twelve-cylinder - V-engine Junkers L 88a 588 kW (800 hp), a 5.60 m measured four-blade propeller drive has, for flight at high altitude with a two-stage height loader equipped.

Pressurized cabin

The pressurized cabin was integrated into the fuselage as an independent component.

Technical specifications

Parameter Data
crew 2
length 17.20 m
span 28.26 m
height 4.75 m
Wing area 98 m²
Takeoff mass 4250 kg
Top speed 146 km / h
Service ceiling 13,000 m
Engine Junkers L 88a with 800 PS (approx. 590 kW)

See also

Web links

Commons : Junkers Ju 49  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Junkers Ju 49. In: junkers.de. December 4, 2012, accessed November 9, 2018 .
  2. The flying submarine. First flight of the Ju 49 on October 2, 1931. In: junkers.de. JUMA Verwaltungsges.mbH, October 2008, accessed on November 9, 2018 .