PlaneSpottingWorld welcomes all new members! Please gives your ideas at the Terminal.

Junkers Ju 252

From PlaneSpottingWorld, for aviation fans everywhere
Ju 252
Type Transport
Manufacturer Junkers
Maiden flight October 1941
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 15
Variants Junkers Ju 352

The Junkers Ju 252 was a transport plane manufactured by Junkers that made its first flight in late October 1941. The aircraft was planned as a replacement for the Junkers Ju 52/3m, but only a small number were built. One of the features of the Ju 252 design was the Trapoklappe, this being a hydraulically powered ventral loading ramp which, when fully lowered, allowed loading of heavy vehicles or freight while holding the fuselage level. Although the Ju 252 was a vast improvement over the Junkers Ju 52/3m, the situation at that time did not permit any disruption of the existing production lines, and the RLM was of the opinion that any replacement for the Junkers Ju 52/3m must make minimum demands on supplies of strategic materials and utilize power plants not required by combat aircraft. Junkers was then instructed to investigate the possibility of redesigning the Ju 252 in order that a considerable portion of wood could be included in its structure, simultaneously replacing the Junkers Jumo 211F engine with the BMW Bramo 323R engine of which surplus stocks existed. The result was the Junkers Ju 352. Production of the Ju 252 was restricted to already completed prototypes plus those for which major assemblies had already been semi-completed, thus only 15 transports of this type were completed before production was switched to the Junkers Ju 352.

Specifications (Ju 252A)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3-4
  • Length: 25.10 m (82 ft 4¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 34.08 m (111 ft 10⅛ in)
  • Height: 5.74 m (18 ft 10⅓ in)
  • Wing area: 122.63 m² (1,320 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 13,100 kg (28,880 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 24,000 kg (52,911 lb)
  • Powerplant:Junkers Jumo 211F 12-cylinder inverted-vee engine, 1,006 kW (1,350 hp) each



Template:RLM aircraft designations

cs:Junkers Ju 252 de:Junkers Ju 252 it:Junkers Ju 252 ja:Ju 252 (航空機) pl:Junkers Ju 252

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Junkers Ju 252".