1/144 Eduard Junkers Ju 52/3m g5e "Tante Ju" 

Gallery Article by Björn Leichsenring on Feb 14 2017

      

History
Out of the single-engine Ju 52 / 1m, the three-engine variant Ju 52 / 3m was built at the push of the German Lufthansa. During the production period from 1932 to 1952 a total of 4,845 pieces were produced. The first machines were designed for use in civil transport. As early as 1933, Junkers received the order for 450 auxiliary bombers in the military service. It became the standard transport aircraft of the Luftwaffe.

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The model
The Tante Ju represents a g5e of the 1st / Combat Group for Special Use (KgzbV) 172, stationed in Tripoli in 1942. Built from the Eduard kit and upgraded with parts from Eduard. Additionally the roof hatch was opened and detailed.

Lacquered with colors by Gunze. There is a building report here. https://strykers144.jimdo.com/projekte-projects/fertig-junkers-ju-52-von-eduard/ 

Björn Leichsenring

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Photos and text © by Björn Leichsenring