Friday, June 5, 2009


Corgi’s 1:72 scale Junkers Ju-52/3m is due shortly, in Deutsche Lufthansa markings. These show the aircraft which flies joy-rides around Europe. It seems that Corgi’s version has retractable wheels though... well not really, just a slip of the Corgi Photoshop eraser, we suspect.

The real thing has 16 window seats, one per passenger, so there’s no mid-air peering over someone’s shoulder. There is an excellent website, with a terrific video showing the engines cranking to life. If you want a trip, you can book directly.

Visit Corgi here, and Lufthansa’s historic aircraft fleet here.

Pictures courtesy Gero Brandenburg and Lufthansa