The ubiquitous WW2 German transport / cargo / parachute / VIP transport aircarft. The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju (“Aunt Ju”) and Iron Annie) is a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it flew with over twelve air carriers including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber.
The Ju 52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.
The JU52 continued to be used after the war as one of the early airliners, and are really popular in period films and documentaries. We took two JU52’s to Berlin to film “Valkyrie”. They are very big planes, and both needed to be painted in our washable paint system more than once each.
If you are looking for a period German transport aircraft for your next production, please contact Shoot Aviation. We can organise transport to your location, paint, maintenance and air crew.
Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK
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