Junkers Ju 52 “Tante Ju”

Junkers JU 521 140x105First flown in 1930, the tri-motor “Iron Annie” saw service in military and civilian airline roles.  In her military role, she was used as a troop transport, cargo, bomber, and paratroop platform.  The unusual duralumin skin and wing spars and the corrugation provided extra strength and stiffening of the structure.
The aircrafts light armament and low speed made it vulnerable to fighter attack, and losses grew dramatically as the war progressed.  MAM’s Ju 52 was built by Spain in 1950.  It carries the markings of the early war campaign in Crete.  The crests on the nose are the coats of arms of the cities of Brandenburg and Hapsburg.
Only seven Ju 52’s remain flyable, and the MAM’s example is the only one flying in North America.

Country: Germany

Manufacturer: Junkers, CASA, Avions Amiat

Engine:BMW 132T (Patt & Whitney)

Horsepower: 715hp

Max Speed: 132 mph

Weight: 24,200 lbs

Ceiling: 18,000 feet

Wing Span: 95′ 10″

Length: 62′

Crew: Three

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


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Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

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In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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