Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Junkers F.13 Revival--- But Why, Exactly

Rimowa, better known for making metal suitcases, has recertified the Junkers F.13 for production. This article is in French and this should take you to an English translation. Junker's press release is here.

In late `15, they were projecting a price of $2.2 million per.

Seems like a lot of money for an airplane that might outrun a Cessna 150 on a good day. Spending the kind of money it took to re-engineer and make a F.13 seems like a very British thing to do.

5 comments:

Snowdog said...

Not too much different than the Me 262 project, if a bit uglier aircraft than the 262.

CenterPuke88 said...

To paraphrase JFK, “we do it not because it is easy, we do it because there are people out there willing to spend three million plus for one of these suckers”.

Deadstick said...

Open cockpit, R-985...gotta love that.

Dark Avenger said...

Why aren’t any English televisions?

Because they couldn’t build on that leaks oil.

Comrade Misfit said...

And the Lucas Electric jokes.... The Price of Darkness.