RIMOWA SUCCESSFULLY BRINGS BACK THE JUNKERS F13 WITH HISTORIC TAKE-OFF
THE PROJECT TO BRING back the Junkers F13 reached an eagerly awaited pinnacle last month: the legendary official first flight of the replica took place in Dübendorf, Switzerland, almost 100 years after the launch of the ‘mother of all commercial aircraft’. With the take-off, what was constructed under the project name ‘RIMOWA F13’ became a veritable Junkers F13, thereby extending the legacy of the visionary professor Hugo Junkers.
The replica of the Junkers F13 is more than merely a reproduction of a popular plane from the past—it was the world’s first allmetal commercial aircraft, serving as a source of inspiration for generations of aircraft manufacturers and blazing a trail in modernday passenger aviation. The original achieved an altitude record of 6,750 metres in 1919.