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When the First World War ended, Junkers were developed for civilian use.

The construction of the J.1 and the J.4 during the war was for patrols along the front lines where there was heavy ground fire. The all-metal construction, with additional armour around the crew, engine and gas tanks, made the Junkers very resistant to heavy ground fire. Commercial Airways Ltd Junkers at Fort McMurray

Among the many different models of Junkers developed over the years were the Junkers-Larsen 6, the F.13, W.33, and W.34.

In 1919, the Junkers F.13 was used by civilian aviation companies, and was considered the finest of aircraft, with its closed cabin, durability and versatility.

Modifications to the F.13 were made in 1926 to create the new W.33 and W.34, which provided a larger fuselage. The W.33 was developed as a freighter and the W.34 was built as a passenger and freight aircraft.

Bush pilots used these Junkers with companies like Canadian Airways, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Central B.C. Airways, and Pacific Western Airways. Pacific Wings had at least one Junker in the early 1960s.

Various models of the Junker were used as floatplanes.


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