These light transports were derived from the earlier F13. Indeed the prototype was a converted F13 with a lengthened fuselage and more powerful engine, but with the fixed undercarriage retained. The W33 and W34 came in ski and float versions and copious other variants. There were nearly 200 W33s built, but the W34 totalled nearly 1800 examples, which were extensively used by civil operators. A total of 900 saw service with the Luftwaffe as trainers and transports during World War II. A W33 made the first east-west Atlantic crossing in 1928 from Dublin to Labrador.
| MODEL||Junkers W34h|
| ENGINE||1 x 660hp BMW 132 radial piston engine|
| Take-off weight||3200 kg||7055 lb|
| Wingspan||17.75 m||58 ft 3 in|
| Length||10.27 m||34 ft 8 in|
| Height||3.53 m||12 ft 7 in|
| Max. speed||265 km/h||165 mph|
| Ceiling||6300 m||20650 ft|
| Range||900 km||559 miles|
A further development was the Ju 46, which was a strengthened improvement of the W34 for use as a catapult mail plane on the NDL liners Bremen and Europa. Five were built, some with wheeled undercarriage, but those for catapult use had floats. In addition they were painted red for easy identification should they ditch in the sea.The last to survive was probably one which was sold to Syndicato Condor Ltda in Brazil that was registered PP-CBK and crashed at Rio das Contas on 10th June 1945.
|Johan Runfeldt, 01.05.2014|
Served as the basis for the bomber/military transport K43. This served in China, Portugal, Finland and a number of South American air forces.
Engine: P&W Hornet (Finland, Venezuela) Wright Cyclone (Argentina) Armstrong-Siddeley Panther (Portugal) All about 500 - 600 hp.
Armament: One or two rooftop positions for MG or 20mm Madsen cannon, one floor hatch for MG. 450kg of bombs.
Manufacturer: AB Flygindustri, Limhamn (harbour village of Malmoe), Sweden
A W34f can be found at the Canadian Aviation Museum at Rockliffe Ontario.
instrument flight from Straubing to Salzburg (ONYN )with flight instructor Fritsch (May 12th 1939-breakfeast at Salzburg-Ainring, Delightful wlk
Junkers W33, W34
A clumsy aircraft with a stubborn wheel landing carriage ,b ut very reliable. Between August and Dec. 1939 I flew quite a few WE34, remembering one instrument flight from Straubing to Salzburg (ONYN )with flight instructor Fritsch (May 12th 1939-breakfeast at Salzburg-Ainring, Delightful wlk
|hans g. schnueckel, 10.02.2009|
how can i get a picture of the pilot and co-pilot
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?