Tp 5 - Junkers Ju 52/3m (1940-1945)

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Tp 5 Junkers 52/3m. Probably SE-AFC "Norrland"

As a part of the military preparedness during the years of WWII, the Swedish Air Force hired five Junkers Ju-52/3m from AB Aerotransport (ABA), the major civil aviation enterprise in Sweden.

All of ABA’s Ju-52/3m were used as passenger aircraft in their civil role. They had each a capacity of 14-15 passengers.

The Air Force gave them the military designation Tp 5. Note that four of the aircraft got the individual numbers TP 1, TP 2, TP 3 and TP 4, but the military designation was still Tp 5. Perhaps a bit confusing!

The Air Force used the five aircraft for a lot of different duties. Of course were material transports one of these. The perhaps most important duty was to carry ground crews when the Air Force units moved between different war air bases. They also transported high officers and staff personnel when required.

They were also used as “flying classrooms” in the education of air radio operators and navigators.

There were planes to use the aircraft to transport units of Swedish paratroopers. These planes were however never realized.

The five Ju-52/3m:s were hired in periods by the Air Force. In between, they were used by ABA as civil air liners, for domestic as well as foreign traffic.

The Tp 5 aircraft were:

- Junkers Ju-52/3m version ce, ”Södermanland”. Civil reg. SE-ADR

- Junkers Ju-52/3m version nai/ge ”Svealand”. Civil reg. SE-AFA

- Junkers Ju-52/3m version nai/ge ”Götaland”. Civil reg. SE-AFB

- Junkers Ju-52/3m version vai ”Norrland”. Civil reg. SE-AFC

- Junkers Ju-52/3m version vai ”Vikingaland”. Civil reg. SE-AFD

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For the model builder

There are a lot of plastic model kits of  such a famous aircraft as Junkers Ju-52/3m. Here are some examples of from well-known manufacturers.

Upper left is a model in scale 1:48 from Revell. It is big - length is 39,3 cm and the wing span  is 61,5 cm. Revell kit # 04519. To the right of this gigant is another Revell model, now in scale 1:144. Revell kit # 04843.

Eduard has two neat models of the Ju-52 in scale 1:144 shown in the middle row. The  civil Lufthansa variant has the Eduard kit # 4423 and the Luftwaffe variant # 4424.

To the left in the bottom row are a military Ju-52 in scale 1:72 from Airfix. The manufacturers kit # A05008. To the right is a civil Ju-52 from Italeri, also in scale 1:72. This kit (# 150) has, in addition to the German, also Swiss and Scandinavian decals. 

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


 Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit # 04519 from Revell.   Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit # 04843 from Revell.  
 Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit #  4423 from Eduard.   Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit #  4424 from Eduard. www.avrosys.n  
 Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit # A05008 from Airfix. www.avrosys.n   Junkers Ju-52/3m - Plastic model kit #  150 from Italeri. www.avrosys.n  
Tp 5, Junkers Ju 52/3m SE-AFD "Vikingaland"
Tp 5, Junkers Ju 52/3m. Model from Flygvapenmuseum (The Swedish Air Force Museum)
"Norrland" Tp 5 Junkers 52/3m vai. Civil registration SE-AFC.
"Götaland" Tp 5, Junkers Ju 52/3m vai. Civil registration SE-AFB. In Air Force service it was assigned the individual code TP4 and Air Force # 909




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Updated 2013-05-19