Junkers R 42

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Junkers R 42 / JuG-1
Junkers R 42 right front L'Aéronautique October, 1926.jpg
Type: bomber
Design country:

German EmpireGerman Empire German Empire



First flight:




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The Junkers R 42 was a German bomber from the 1920s.


The R 42 was the military version of the Junkers G 24 ; The 42 represents the reversal of the civilian 24 represents. Because of the Treaty of Versailles regulated arms limitations for the German Reich, it was built either in Germany, yet to be tested. The aircraft was delivered from the Linham branch in southern Sweden and, largely identical to the Junkers K 30 , was intended for export to the Soviet Union . The 23 bombers were delivered to the Fili branch near Moscow in 1926/27 , where they were then completed with weapons installations. In the Soviet Union they were given the type designation JuG-1 . Under this type designation, after being retired from the military in 1931, with minor modifications, they were still used in passenger and goods transport.


Soviet Union 1923Soviet Union Soviet Union
Air forces , naval forces , Dobroljot

Technical specifications

Three-sided view showing the swivel range of the defensive armament
Parameter Data
Construction year 1926/27
length 15.30 m
span 29.50 m
height 4.80 m
Wing area 94.60 m²
Empty mass 4320 kg
Takeoff mass 6780 kg
drive 3 × Junkers L 5
Top speed 175 km / h
Cruising speed 155 km / h
Summit height 3000 m


  • Wilfried Copenhagen : Soviet bomb planes. Transpress, Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-344-00391-7 .
  • Dimitri Alexejewitsch Sobolew: German traces in Soviet aviation history. Mittler, Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn 2000, ISBN 3-8132-0675-0 .
  • Andrei Alexandrow, Gennady Petrow: The German aircraft in Russian and Soviet service. Volume 1: 1914-1951. Flugzeug Publikations GmbH, ISBN 3-927132-43-8 .

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