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Junkers

The Imperial Oil JunkersThe Junker was developed by Hugo Junkers for the Germans during the First World War. These monoplanes were considered to be among the best aircraft, since they were large and rugged in construction having all-metal fuselage and wings.

Following the war, various types of Junkers were designed for the civilian market.

They were built with closed cabins that could be heated with air vents that directedA Junkers CF-ABK of the Canadian Airways Limited. heat from the engine. This made the Junkers useful for transporting passengers and freight. Another advantage they had over the small, open cockpit biplanes that many aviation companies were still using, was that the Junkers could fly longer distances without refuelling.

Many aviation companies used Junkers for bush flying, passenger service, and delivery of freight and mail. In 1921, Imperial Oil Company used two Junkers to fly to the oil well and Fort Norman.

 

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