80 Years of "Tante Ju"
A total of almost 5,000 Ju 52/3m were built. Different versions made it into a general-purpose airplane. Different engine manufacturers delivered the radial engines. The characteristic Die corrugated sheet metal skin was typical for the Junker airplanes and gave these units and unusual stability and sturdiness.
Development of the single-engine Ju-52/1m began in 1929; out of that came the extremely successful three-engine Ju-52/3m passenger plane. The first of these plans lifted off for the first time in 1932. The Ju-52/3m became a standard plane for air transport. The "Tante Ju" / "Aunt Ju" was used in 25 countries by 30 airline companies all over the world.