by Horst Zoeller, 1996 - 2017, 63rd Edition, 8 December 2017

Junkers J10 (CL.I)

see also:  J10 Production List   /   Junkers J10 Survivors   /    J10 Model Kits

Combat Aircraft, First Flight 4 May 1918, 44 built
developed by Junkers + Co. in Dessau, built at Junkers-Fokker Flugzeugwerke

Historical Background:

 

The Junkers J10 was a the type designator for serial production of the combat aircraft Junkers J8. The first flight was performed on May, 4th, 1918 and type approval was certificated under the IDFLIEG designation Junk CL1 during the same month. In June 1918 IDFLIEG placed an order for initial 10 CL1-aircraft. Six (probably 8) aircraft were delivered until November 1918. The remaining aircraft of totally 44 built, were delivered after the end of WWI. Most of the postwar production aircraft were used at the Baltic regions, where Gotthard Sachsenberg's unit was placed for the defense of the German border against Soviet attacks.

At least one or two J10s were modified to passenger aircraft after the end of WWI. They were equipped with a hood, which was placed above the rear seat. In March 1919
Junkers Luftverkehr started initial passenger and cargo services between Dessau and Weimar during the National Convent with a J10.

The J10 was also the basic design for the further improved
Junkers A20, which was built after WW I as a cargo and mail aircraft. In sofar the J10 design was the beginning of a whole Junkers aircraft family, which was produced at Junkers Flugzeugwerke throughout the end of the 20s.

Technical Data

Aircraft

year engine length
in m
span
in m
wing area
im sqm
net weight
in kg
payload
in kg
seats speed
in km/h
range
in km

J 10
(Junk CL-1)

1918

Mercedes DIIIa (118kW)
BMW IIIa (136kW)

7,90

12,15
12,00

23,70
23,00

735
735

420
400

1 pilot +
1 seat

190

525

 

Weblinks:

Literature:

  • Peter Grosz
    Windsock Datafile No. 33: Junkers D.I
    Albatros Publications, March 1992, ISBN 948414413

introduced Jul 1996, transfered Jun 2017
contents last updated 25 Dec 2002