Based upon the Bü 131 Jungmann, but with a single seat, the Jungmeister was an advanced trainer with aerobatic qualities, ideal for training fighter pilots. It was the aircraft that most German World War II fighter pilots learned their trade on in thinly disguised paramilitary associations.
The prototype flew with a Hirth engine, but this was subsequently upgraded to the Siemens type. The Jungmeister went on to win many
pre-World War II aerobatic competitions, and is still considered by many to be the greatest aerobatic trainer ever - surviving examples are still prized today. Large numbers were utilized by the Luftwaffe,
and a further 50 were produced by Dornier-Werke in Switzerland for the Swiss Air Force. CASA produced a modest quantity for the Spanish Air Force.
| MODEL||Bü 133C Jungmeister|
| ENGINE||1 x 119kW Siemens Sh 14A-4 radial piston engine|
| Take-off weight||585 kg||1290 lb|
| Wingspan||6.60 m||22 ft 8 in|
| Length||6.0 m||20 ft 8 in|
| Height||2.20 m||7 ft 3 in|
| Max. speed||220 km/h||137 mph|
| Ceiling||4500 m||14750 ft|
| Range||500 km||311 miles|
|Bob Kusterer, 02.12.2013|
I first flew a BU 133 in 1970. Prior to that the only aerobatic planes I had flown were Stearman, Stampe, PT-23 and Citabria. WOW, what a difference ! ! ! It's the first plane I ever flew that was capable of doing a 1 1/2 snap roll from knife edge flight and recovering in knife edge flight. It's one of the nicest flying planes I've ever flown. I have a picture of N4767 hanging on my wall; way up there on my nostalgia list.
|George Rickley, 20.01.2013|
I owned N133BU, which I bought in HI from Sam Burgess as a result of having seen Bevo Howard fly when I was a student in Navy Flight school. The aircraft now hangs from the ceiling of the Richmond Air Museum, painted in Bevo's livery.
|Bradford Hall, 16.06.2011|
In 1951 I had my primary Air Force flight training at Spence Field in Moultrie GA which was a civilian contract school operated by Beverly Howard. For our graduation ceremony Bevo put on an acrobatic show in his Bucker Junmeister that was the best I've ever seen. He did a square outside loop which he entered from horizontal flight at 1,000 feet.
Think that one over, it was amazing!
|D. J, 30.03.2011|
At orlampa Fl. Kermit Weeks has a jungman FLYING
|René L. Minjares, 11.03.2010|
I am looking for dates of Bü 133 Jungmeisters built in Germany, in particular Bü 133 serial number 109. Any help would be appreciated.
|Beverly Howard, 29.01.2010|
Might be of interest re this aircraft
I have a number of images of this ship from all sides in addition to what is on the above page.
Beverly Howard (Jr)
do you have any frontall pictures i have a 1/5 size rc and need to know were the wires go on the wings
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?