Bucker Jungman bü-131 Military Trainer Aircraft
Bücker-Flugzeugbau GmbH was founded in 1932 by Carl Bücker, on the 27th of April 1934 the prototype Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann (Young Man) first flew, it was a trainer aircraft with true aerobatic capability, it was soon chosen as the primary basic trainer for the expanding German Luftwaffe until their gradual replacement, during WW2, with the Bücker Bü 181. Some Bü 131 Jungmann's were used as night bombers on the Russian front carrying small 1Kg or 2Kg bombs.
The Jungmann was produced under licence in Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Japan, CASA in Spain until the early 1960's. It is of note that the Spanish Air Force operated the CASA E3B version of the Bücker Jungmann until 1968 as a basic trainer.
|Bücker Bü 131B Jungmann Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot instructor and Student
- Length: 6.62 m (21 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
- Height: 2.35 m (7 ft 6 in)
- Empty weight: 380 kg (840 lb)
- Loaded weight: 670 kg (1,500 lb)
- Engine: Single 70 kW (100 hp) Hirth HM 504
- Maximum speed: 183 km/h (99 knots, 115 mph)
- Cruise speed: 170 km/h (92 knots, 110 mph)
- Range: 628 km (339 nm, 390 mi)
- Service ceiling: 4,050 m (13,300 ft)
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