From Wings of Linen

Junkers Flugzeug-Werke A.G., Dessau, built Hugo Junkers' revolutionary metal-skinned planes. Though only the J.I saw wide use, they set a trend that would last through the present day.

Aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. Two giant bombers, R.57/18 and R.58/18, were planned,[1] and models were wind-tunnel tested, but the project never progressed beyond various parts, which were destroyed as part of the Armistice agreements.[2]
  1. Haddow'69, p.67.
  2. Haddow'69, pp.133-137.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • G.W. Haddow and Peter M. Grosz, The German Giants; The German R-Planes 1914-1918. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 2nd Ed., 1969. ISBN 9780370000374