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|Junkers W 34|
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Junkers W 34 was a German-built, single-engine, passenger- and transport aircraft. Developed in the 1920s, it was taken into service in 1926. The passenger version could take a pilot and five passengers. The aircraft was developed from the Junkers W 33. Further development led to the Junkers Ju 46.
One Junkers W 34 be/b3e managed to break the then current altitude record on May 26, 1929 when it reached 12,739 meters (41,402 feet). That aircraft carried the markings D-1119 and it was equipped with a Bristol Jupiter VII engine. The airplane was flown by Friedrich W. Neuenhofen.
The Junkers W 34 was manufactured in many different versions. The total production numbers for the civil market were around 1,000, a further 2,024 his and haus were built under license for the RLM and Luftwaffe. The unit price was between RM 65,000 and 70,400.
- W 34 hi
- Junkers (105 aircraft built), Henschel (430), ATG (94), Dornier Wismar (58), HFB (69) and Weser (221).
- W 34 hau
- Henschel (329), Arado Brandenburg (205), ATG (105), Dornier Wismar (93), HFB (192) and MIAG Braunschweig (73).
- W 34 a
- 331 kW Gnôme-Rhône engine, speed: 190 km/h, wingspan: 17.75 m and length 11.10 m
- W 34 be
- 375 kW Gnôme-Rhône engine, speed: 230 km/h, wingspan: 17.75 m, length: 10.70 m
- W 34 be/b3e
- 441 kW Bristol Jupiter VII engine and was used for attempts to try breaking the world altitude record
- W 34 ci
- 405 kW Pratt & Whitney Hornet engine, speed: 245 km/h, equipped with cabin windows
- W 34 di
- like the W 34 ci, the engine was license produced by BMW.
- W 34 f
- 331 kW Gnôme-Rhône engine, speed 190 km/h, wingspan 18.48 m, length 11.10 m, enclosed cockpit, ailerons were lengthened; the export version had a cargo door
- W 34 f
- experimental aircraft with floats
- W 34 fa
- passenger aircraft for export
- W 34 fä
- export aircraft
- W 34 fo
- export aircraft with a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 engine
- W 34 fy
- Armstrong-Siddeley Panther engine
- W 34 fao
- 397 kW Siemens Sh 20 engine, only one was produced for tests with autopilot
- W 34 fei
- 441 kW Siemens Sh 20 U engine, only one was produced as a maritime test aircraft
- W 34 fg
- Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar Major engine
- W 34 fue
- Pratt & Whitney Hornet engine, later rebuilt as a maritime aircraft.
- W 34 fi
- 405 kW Hornet manufactured by Pratt & Whitney or BMW (under license); wingspan: 18.48 m, length 10.27 m, speed 260 km/h. The aircraft had an enclosed cockpit and low-pressure tires.
- W 34 gi
- 405kW BMW Hornet, only one machine was produced in 1933 for tests
- W 34 hi
- 485 kW BMW 132A/E, the aircraft could take 6 passengers and was equipped with improved radio- and direction finders. This version was mostly used by Luftwaffe to train pilots and radio operators.
- W 34 hau
- similar to hi, but it had a 526kW Bramo 322 H engine. The type was mostly used by Luftwaffe to train its pilots and radio operatörer.
- K 43
- military W34, available in many of the above mentioned versions.
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- Aeronáutica Militar (Army Military Aviation): W 34L
- Aviação Naval (Naval Aviation): K 43W
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