exhibited at the Budapest Aviation Museum
With it`s first flight in June 1919, the Junkers F 13 (or J13, it`s alternative designation) became the world`s first aircraft fully designed to accomodate passengers.
During it`s 10 years production, the Junkers F13 was built in a total of 322 units, having over 60 subvariants.
Until 1922 the Junkers F13 was not allowed to operate in Germany due to the postwar restrictions. Between 1919 and 1922 a number of airframes were sold to the USA, France, England, Italy and Japan. In 1922/23, Hugo Junkers signed a contract with the Soviet Government to produce the aircraft in a soviet factory . Several Junkers F 13 built here were used in the soviet army under the designation PS-3. A number of airframes also served in the soviet airlines.
The Junkers F13 was sold in large numbers outside of Germany until 1929. Over 300 airframes served in this time in 30 countries.
The KOZLEKEDESI MUZEUM at Budapest has a F13 on display since 1971.
The main part of this aircraft came from F13b, c/n 574, which was delivered to Ad Astra in July 1921. The aircraft was registered CH59 and flew to Hungary at 20th October 1921 with the Hungarian King Carl onbaord, who tried to return to his home country.
Finally CH59 was confiscated by the Hungarian government. It was in service there until 1931, when it was damaged by a hangar fire. The wings of CH66, also delivered to Ad Astra in July 1921, were used for the repair of CH59. In 1934 the aircraft was withdrawn from service and went into the museum.
It was last restaurated in 1968, still keeping the both registrations CH59 and CH66.
(credits: The Hugo Junkers Homepage )
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General views of the Junkers F13
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