The Junkers CL.I was a ground-attack aircraft developed in Germany during World War I. Its construction was undertaken by Junkers as proof of Hugo Junkers’ belief in the monoplane, after his firm had been required by the Idflieg to submit a biplane as its entry in a competition to select a new ground-attack aircraft.
The design took the J7 fighter as its starting point, but had a longer fuselage to accommodate a tail gunner, and larger wings. The prototype flew in late 1917 and was followed over the next few months by three more development aircraft. The Idflieg was sufficiently impressed to want to order the type, but had misgivings about Junkers’ ability to manufacture the aircraft in quantity.
The example pictured below is a little bit of a fraud but it has its place. Its basically a totally different aircraft remodelled to look like the CL.1. In reality its only about 70% scale. So it works for flying over trenches or as background set dressing for example. You might see the cracks if you need to shoot it close. But maybe I’m going too geeky on you. Regardless we took two of them to Upper Hayford in deepest darkest February to act as Set Dec for “Wonder Woman”.
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