Junkers K 47

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Junkers K 47
Junkers K 47 left photo NACA Aircraft Circular No.100.jpg
Type: Fighter plane
Design country:

German EmpireGerman Empire German Empire



First flight:


The Junkers K 47 aircraft is a military variant of the Junkers A 48 developed by Junkers in 1928 .


The K 47 was a two-seat fighter and fighter-bomber designed in low-wing construction and played a role in both the creation of the concept of fall warplanes and the destroyer . The development of the Ju 87 dive fighter aircraft was based on the K 47.

The K 47 was the first fighter aircraft to have rear armament in the form of a machine gun . This was operated by the gunner sitting behind the pilot . At the time of its manufacture, the aircraft was superior to all foreign fighters; however, it was not a great economic success. Only two of them were sold to the USSR , one of them to Japan . China purchased twelve machines from AB Flygindustri in Limhamn , the Junkers branch in Sweden. Some were dismantled and sold in Germany to the DVL , which used them to carry out dive-fighting experiments .

Motor variants

Technical specifications

Three-sided tear
Parameter Data
crew 2
span 12.40 m
length 8.55 m
height 2.80 m
Wing area 22.80 m²
Max. Takeoff mass 1635 kg
Top speed 300 km / h (BMW engine)
Range 480 km


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  • Lennart Andersson: Smooth Operator. The Junkers K 47 . In: The Aviation Historian, Issue 27, April 2019, pp. 106–118.

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