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Comparison of Junkers Ju 52 and Douglas DC-3


Direct side-by-side comparison of two aircraft.


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Notes: Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.

SUBJECTS
Junkers Ju 52/3m g7e
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
Douglas DC-3
Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
BASICS
CREW
2
CREW
2 + 3
PRODUCTION
4,845 units [Diff.-11,234]
PRODUCTION
16,079 units [Diff.+11,234]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
62.01 ft (18.90 m) [Diff.-2.62 ft]
LENGTH
64.63 ft (19.70 m) [Diff.+2.62 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
95.96 ft (29.25 m) [Diff.+0.82 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
95.14 ft (29.00 m) [Diff.-0.82 ft]
HEIGHT
14.76 ft (4.50 m) [Diff.-2.17 ft]
HEIGHT
16.93 ft (5.16 m) [Diff.+2.17 ft]
SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.
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Junkers Ju 52/3m g7e
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Douglas DC-3
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT
14,352 lb (6,510 kg) [Diff.-3,946 lb]
EMPTY WT
18,298 lb (8,300 kg) [Diff.+3,946 lb]
MTOW
24,229 lb (10,990 kg) [Diff.-904 lb]
MTOW
25,133 lb (11,400 kg) [Diff.+904 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
3 x BMW 132T radial piston engines developing 715 horsepower each.
2 x Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 OR 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp S1C3G radial piston engines developing up to 1,200 horsepower.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
165 mph (265 kph) [Diff.-72 mph]
SPEED
237 mph (381 kph) [Diff.+72 mph]
RANGE
541 miles (870 km) [Diff.-485 miles]
RANGE
1,025 miles (1,650 km) [Diff.+485 miles]
CEILING
18,012 ft (5,490 m) [Diff.-5,938 feet]
CEILING
23,950 ft (7,300 m) [Diff.+5,938 feet]
ARMAMENT
OPTIONAL:
2 OR 4 x 7.92mm MG 15 general purpose machine guns

IN BOMBER ROLE:
Up to 3,300 lb of conventional drop ordnance held in two internal bays.
None.
GOING FURTHER
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