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.
| ENGINE||1 x 200hp Benz Bz.IV water-cooled in-line engine|
| Wingspan||16.00 m||53 ft 6 in|
| Length||9.10 m||30 ft 10 in|
| Height||3.40 m||11 ft 2 in|
| Max. speed||155 km/h||96 mph|
| Ceiling||6000 m||19700 ft|
| Range||310 km||193 miles|
| ARMAMENT||3 x 7.62mm machine-guns|
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> 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)
Parabellum machine guns, but these were deleted because of problems with accurate aim.
The Picture is an Junkers J4.
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