Junkers Military Aircraft of World War Two

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Prior to and during World War II, the Junkers Aircraft Company of Dessau, Germany, produced several aircraft that revolutionized warfare. Among them were the Ju-87 Stuka, key to the success of the Blitzkrieg, and highly versatile bomber and transport aircraft including Junkers Ju-86, Junkers Ju-52, Junkers Ju-90/290, and later Ju-88. This illustrated history reveals the history of the company, and the many key aircraft to play a vital role in World War II. From initiating unprecedented advancements in structural design to producing advanced turbojet engines and radical aircraft that provided a glimpse of the future of aviation, the Junkers Aircraft Company proved to be a true pioneer in the aviation world.


Mark A. Chambers is a contractor for the NASA Langley Research Center. He has previously written Flight Research at NASA Langley Research Center, as well as articles for Aviation Magazine. He lives in Newport News, Virginia.