The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju – “Auntie Ju” – and “Iron Annie”) was a German transport aircraft manufactured from 1932 to 1945. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it flew with over 12 air carriers including Swissair and Lufthansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. The Ju52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.
This Control Yoke was mounted directly in-front of the pilot, and gave him complete control of the aircraft. Most aircraft control grips after WW2 were based on this German design.
Made of wood and magnesium, this grip would have been manufactured between 1943 and 1945. It is in SUPERB used condition, and EASILY one of the best examples I have seen of this type! Retains approx. 85% original paint and finish. There are some marks from normal wear and age, but no damage, breaks or bends! All manufacture info is cast into the grip. Original Ju52 Control Yokes are VERY HARD to find, as the magnesium corrodes quite easily. One of the NICEST ones I have ever seen, I have indicated it’s exact location in the last photo! Would make a SUPERB addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!
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