Junkers Ju 52/3M personnel carrier, 1933.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Model (scale 1:25). The most famous long-lived German airliner, the Ju 52 was first introduced into airline service in 1933 and continued in service through World War II. About 4000 were constructed in total. 493 of the military version of the aircraft transported German troops to the succesful invasion of Crete, Greece, in 1941.