Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister
|Role||Single-seat advanced trainer|
The Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister was an advanced trainer of the Luftwaffe in the 1930s. It was a single-engine, single-seat biplane of wood and tubular steel construction and covered in fabric.
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The Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister was a single-engine, single-seat biplane that served as an advanced trainer for the Luftwaffe in the 1930s. It was developed from the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann, a two-seat basic trainer that was popular with flying schools and aerobatic pilots. The Jungmeister had a wood and tubular steel construction and was covered in fabric. It was powered by a Siemens-Bramo Sh 14A radial engine that produced 160 hp. The Jungmeister had a distinctive cowling and a shorter fuselage than the Jungmann.
The Jungmeister was renowned for its astonishing agility and fine aerobatic performance. It won several international aerobatic competitions in the late 1930s and became the standard advanced trainer of the Luftwaffe by 1938. It was also exported to several countries, including Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania and Argentina. Some of them were manufactured under licence by Dornier Flugzeugwerke in Switzerland and CASA in Spain. The Spanish-built CASA 1-133L had a different engine than the German-built Bü-133C: a Hirth HM506 inverted inline-6 engine that later was replaced by a Sh 14 engine.
The Jungmeister remained in service until after World War II in some countries. The Swiss Air Force retired it in 1968. Some of them are still flying today as vintage aircraft or replicas. The Jungmeister is considered one of the best biplanes ever built and a masterpiece of German aviation engineering.
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