Junkers K 39

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Junkers K 39
Junkers K 39 left front L'Aéronautique December, 1927.jpg
Type: Fighter plane
Design country:

German EmpireGerman Empire German Empire



First flight:




Number of pieces:


The Junkers K 39 was a Junkers A 32 converted by the Swedish branch of the Junkers company in Limhamn , which was to be offered for military purposes. For this purpose, one of the two A 32s built in Dessau in 1926 was flown to Sweden and converted there by AB Flygindustri .


For the K 39, the cell of the Junkers A 32 was extended by three machine gun positions and a device for dropping light bombs (100 kg in total). The observer in the lower part of the fuselage should also be responsible for the downward defense in a command post . The weak BMW engine was replaced by a Junkers L55 with 600 hp, which, however, did not result in any noteworthy performance increases. Sales negotiations ended without a contract, however, as the Junkers machine was inferior to the French and British competitors in terms of price and technology.

It stayed with a converted copy.

Technical specifications

Three-sided view with the firing range of the defensive armament
Parameter Data
crew 3
span 17.82 m
length 11.10 m
height 3.38 m
Wing area 41.00 m²
Empty mass 1930 kg
Takeoff mass 3000 kg
drive 1 × Junkers L 55
Starting power 600 hp (441 kW)
Top speed 214 km / h
Marching speed 175 km / h
Service ceiling 6000 m

See also


  • Günter Schmitt: The Junkers aircraft type book. The Junkers aircraft and the JFM aircraft, presented in texts, photos, data, tables and three-sided drawings. Anhaltische Verlags-Gesellschaft, Dessau 1997, ISBN 3-910192-52-1 .
  • Günter Schmitt: Hugo Junkers and his aircraft. Transpress, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-344-00303-8 .

Web links

Commons : Junkers A 32  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files