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Bucker BP Hobbies Jungmann


This seldom modeled scale electric, makes a great standout at the field and in the air!


PHOTOGRAPHY: BOB VAN TASSEL T 48


he designer Carl Bücker, a German Veteran of WWI, moved to Sweden due to the restrictions placed on the air-


craft industry in Germany at the end of WWI. Bücker was able to design and produce planes in Sweden. In the early 1930s he became Director of Svenska Aero AB to oversee production of the


aircraft. Carl Bücker returned to Ger- many in 1932. In collaboration with Andres Andersson they produced the first Bü-131 Jungmann. Germany selected the Bü-131B as the primary trainer of the fledgling Luft- waffe and it remained so throughout WWII. It was also used by many coun- tries, including Japan, to train their air-


men. Its design made production easy, inexpensive and fast. As an example, the upper and lower wings are the same and could be built on the same jig. The plane was so popular that a limited production run of about 200 planes were produced in the early 1970s. As of this writing there are still about 200 flying. The markings on the review plane are Swiss civilian.


DECEMBER 2011


By Bob Van Tassel


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