Author(s): Mark A. Chambers
Prior to and during World War II, the Junkers Aircraft Company of Dessau, Germany, produced several aircraft that revolutionized warfare. Among them were the Ju-87 Stuka, key to the success of the Blitzkrieg, and highly versatile bomber and transport aircraft including Junkers Ju-86, Junkers Ju-52, Junkers Ju-90/290, and later Ju-88. This illustrated history reveals the history of the company, and the many key aircraft to play a vital role in World War II. From initiating unprecedented advancements in structural design to producing advanced turbojet engines and radical aircraft that provided a glimpse of the future of aviation, the Junkers Aircraft Company proved to be a true pioneer in the aviation world.