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Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister) - Nazi Germany, 1936

Detailing the development and operational history of the Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister) Single-Seat Advanced Biplane Trainer Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 9/2/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

The Bucker Bu 133 was instrumental in the training of future Luftwaffe fighter pilots in the period leading up to - and during - World War 2.

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Bucker Bu 133C Specifications

Service Year: 1936
Type: Single-Seat Advanced Biplane Trainer Aircraft
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Bucker Flugzeugbau / Dornier - Nazi Germany / CASA - Spain
Total Production: 1,500

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 19.69 feet (6 meters)
Overall Width: 21.65 feet (6.60 meters)
Overall Height: 7.22 feet (2.20 meters)

Weight (Empty): 937 lb (425 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,290 lb (585 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: Siemens-Halske Sh 14A-4 air-cooled radial piston engine developing 160 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.

Maximum Speed: 119 knots (137 mph; 220 kph)
Maximum Range: 270 nautical miles (311 miles; 500 km)
Service Ceiling: 14,764 feet (4,500 meters; 2.80 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Croatia; Hungary; Nazi Germany; Slovakia; South Africa; Spain; Swtizerland; Yugoslavia

Model Variants

Bu 133 - Base Series Designation
Bu 133A - Fitted with Hirth HM6 inline pistol engine of 135 horsepower.
Bu 133B - Production model based on the Bu 133A; two examples completed.
Bu 133C - Definitive production model; fitted with Siemens Sh 14A-4 engine.
CASA 1.133 - Variant produced by CASA of Spain.