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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - BU 131A JUNGMAN
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 80hp Hirth HM 60R inline engine
Speed: 183 kph, 114mph mph
Range: 650km, 404miles
Seats: 2
Length: 6.60m, 21ft 8in
Span: 7.40m, 3ft 3in
Empty Weight: 390kg, 860lb
Max T/O Weight: 680kg, 1,499lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Bu 131A Jungman

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Bucker
Country of Manufacture: Germany
Role: Training
 
Description:

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.


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