Junkers J.1
1917
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Junkers J.1

The Junkers J.1, which flew for the first time early in 1917 and became operational at the beginning of 1918, was an all-metal biplane designed for close support and tactical reconnaissance. Its crew, whose main task was to fly at low level over enemy lines and report troop and vehicle movements via a radio link, was protected by a considerable weight of armour. This made the J.1 heavy, earning it the nickname Mobelwagen (Furniture Van). Manufacture was shared between the Junkers and Fokker factories, which produced a total of 227 aircraft between them. Instead of radio equipment, early J.1s carried two downward-firing Parabellum machine guns, but these were deleted because of problems with accurate aim.


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 200hp Benz Bz.IV water-cooled in-line engine
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan16.00 m53 ft 6 in
    Length9.10 m30 ft 10 in
    Height3.40 m11 ft 2 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed155 km/h96 mph
    Ceiling6000 m19700 ft
    Range310 km193 miles
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.62mm machine-guns

Comments
Javier, 26.03.2015

Who is the writter of this Text? I need it because I have introduced info in my Finalīs Degree Work. Thanks.

Crimso, 08.10.2012

> The Picture is an Junkers J4.
All correct. J4 is factory designation (Junkers's 4-th model), J.I is army designation (attack aircraft number one)

lunshan, 20.06.2011

Parabellum machine guns, but these were deleted because of problems with accurate aim.

, 20.06.2011

Junkers J.1
1917

Rino, 14.11.2008

The Picture is an Junkers J4.

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