They Don't Do This at Gatwick

By iancrowson  
A photo by my Father taken about 1936 in India/Pakistan. Lahore I think as he was serving there in the RAF at that time.
Help required please. I think the plane is a Junkers, maybe a version of the JU52. There are two photos, the second showing its German ownership. Any info would be good, B T Flight? The third photo is of my Dad coming out of an office marked BT Flight.
I've worked on these photos in Photoshop, surprising what can be improved.
Thanks
Ian

Tags: Black and white Pakistan India Raf German Junkers


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dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1599 England
14 Jan 2020 3:09PM
Biggles flies again...

I don't have any more info than you do, as any websearch I could do, I'm sure you've already tried!

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woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2020 4:23PM
Junkers Ju 52/3M (tri-motor - the original Ju 52 had a single engine). The 3M was familiarly known as 'Tante Ju' - Auntie Ju - and used as both civilian military transport throughout WW2 and beyond, manufacture ending in 1952. I saw one flying near Dresden in about 1998, it was quite unmistakable even from the ground.
Hope this is of interest!
Bill
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2020 4:37PM
Thanks Bill
Very helpful and interesting. I think it is the same plane in both the photos. I do have a photo of a similar plane but with windows down the side, airliner?
Ian
14 Jan 2020 6:47PM
An interesting set of photos and description, I've tried to rework old photos but difficult because so grainy, you've done well with these.
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 368
14 Jan 2020 8:27PM
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 632 England
14 Jan 2020 10:55PM
Such a weird machine with that engine stuck on the nose. At least it looks stuck on, as if the designers had a spare engine and didn't know where to put it.

Interesting Bill, I hadn't realised any had survived let alone been built after the end of hostilities.

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