Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies were build and used by many airforces worldwide, even still after the end of WWII. Many examples are left today in private hands. They are appreciated by their owners for the ease of maintainability and sheer flying pleasure.

Top
Where? above Bavaria, Germany
When? Autumn 2015

AOE APY Jungmann 7273 Zeitler 700 470 90
AOE APY Jungmann 7273 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7123 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7397 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7561 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7572 Zeitler 100 67 85

The aircraft itself is a design of the 1930s, but should by far not being counted belonging on the scrap heap. The obvious evidence is that this biplane classic has been build again in the 1990s by a Polish oldtimer specialist. Serwis Samolotów Historycznych / Historical Aircraft Services in Jasienica produced this former German biplane based on a licence, which it obtained from the Czech Tatra company. Tatra itself licence-build the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann as T-131 in 1936.

AOE APY Jungmann 7236 Zeitler 700 470 90
AOE APY Jungmann 7236 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 6976 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7275 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7297 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7439 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7596 Zeitler 100 67 85

The result of the Polish-re-build is a real Bücker Jungmann on the outside, build to the orginal specification with only minor modifications regarding the struts, and a new engine. Instead of the original Hirth HM 504 A-2 engine a LOM M332 AK fits nicely under the original cowling and provides a bit more power to compensate for the additional weight caused by the thicker struts.

AOE APY Jungmann 7369 Zeitler 700 470 90
AOE APY Jungmann 7369 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 6969 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7189 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7203 Zeitler 100 67 85
OE APY Jungmann 7302 Zeitler 100 67 85

But apart from that it remains a Jungmann, providing a fascinating flying experience. This particular aircraft, OE-APY, is based on the Bavarian airfield Beilngries and painted in a colorscheme of the early German Bücker Jungmann in pearl white and silver gray. Doing the photochase with it on a nice and sunny afternoon around some small clouds was of course great fun!

Many thanks to Artur and photopilot Alex for the great flight!

Pinit Fg En Rect Red 20
Rate this article:
5 of 5 - 1 votes
Thank you for rating this article.

recently published

19  1909 5656

Air Legend 2019

"Air Legend" at the Melun-Villaroche airfield in the South of Paris is a new airshow establishing itself firmly on the European circuit. The second edition in 2019 focused on Cold War jets and succeeded with a well balanced mix of those Cold War warriors, warbirds Read More
19 Hahnweide19 1909 9664

Hahnweide OTT 2019

2019 saw the 19th edition of the Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide. You may also call it a fly-in, a pilot meeting or a warbird airshow, and with around 400 participating aircraft it is arguably Germany’s biggest aviation event. It is an avgeek festival, and an aviation Read More
18 Radom 1808 6835

Radom Airshow 2018

Radom Airshow 2018 had the Polish Air Force’s 100th anniversary as a main theme. Concluding from past events the expectations were very high, and the event attracted highlights such as the Ukrainian Suchoi Su-27 Flanker or the JF-17 from Pakistan for the flying display. In Read More
19  1908 0740

Taiwan Planespotting

This was another plane spotting trip to Taiwan. Even though it has a vivid aviation photography scene, it’s tropical climate and a military on high alert do not make it an easy country to pursue this hobby. With the aim to photograph some aircraft of Read More
  • 1

more Air-Air

 0311

Yak-3 D-FJAK - A Red Star over Germany

During the summer 2003 I have had the possibility to make a photo flight with the then only flying Jak-3 in Germany.The Jak-3 with the registration D-FJAK is based in Freiburg, a city in the Read More
EDAK 1510 5410

Luftwaffe Bücker Bü133 Jungmeister

Doing air-air with classic aircraft from the 1930s is always a pleasure, even more so if it is an immaculately restored Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister on a nice autumn Sunday morning. The Jungmeister D-EMKP “LG+07” Read More
 0404 2362

Warsaw Pact Trainer Yakovlev Yak-11

The Yak-11 was the trainer aircraft for all pilots of the Warsaw Pact states from the 1950s up to the 1970s. To free up production capacity for other aircraft Russia decided to outsource the manufacturing Read More
OE APY 1510 7211

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies were build Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Latest Tweets

Statistics

Today 57

Yesterday 90

Week 384

Month 1613

All 2575954