Herpa 1/160th scale 019040 Junkers Ju-52 “Lufthansa”. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.
Until recently, the 1/160 scale model of the legendary D-AQUI was only available through the Lufthansa SkyShop. Now, this aviation classic becomes available in the shops as well. The D-AQUI – today the name, not the registration – is the only Ju still operated by Lufthansa Traditionsflug, after having seen service around the globe.
The Junkers Ju 52/3m (nicknamed Tante Ju (“Aunt Ju”) and Iron Annie) is a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. Initially designed with a single engine but subsequently produced as a trimotor 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.