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RI­MOWA SUC­CESS­FULLY BRINGS BACK THE JUNKERS F13 WITH HIS­TORIC TAKE-OFF

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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.

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