|You are bidding on a SUPERB and VERY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Steuerhorn (Control Yoke/Grip), as ONLY used on the Junkers Ju52 “Tante-Ju” Transport/Liaison aircraft!
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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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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