Bucker Bu 133 "Jungmeister" History
Once the German Luftwaffe selected the Bücker Bü 131 "Jungmann" as it's primary basic trainer in 1935 there was a need for a new Luftwaffe single seat advanced trainer with full aerobatic capability, the Bucker Bu 133 "Jungmeister" (Young master) was the biplane aircraft chosen by the Luftwaffe for the role.
Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister Design
The Bucker Bu 133 "Jungmeister" was a fabric covered wood and tubular steel biplane, it was a small, highly responsive, single seat biplane possessing sufficiently good aerobatic performance to remain internationally competitive from it's initial introduction until well in to the 1960's
Licence Built Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister
Licence built Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister aircraft were built as advanced trainers by Dornier for the Swiss Air Force and CASA built them for the Spanish air force, both air forces operated the aircraft in to the latter part of the 1960's at which time their Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeisters were sold to private buyers, many of these Bucker Bu 133 "Jungmeister" biplanes remain in airworthy flying condition today.
Bucker Bu 133C Specifications:
Crew: Pilot only
Length: 6.0 m (19 ft 8.25 in)
Wingspan: 6.60 m (21 ft 7.75 in)
Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 2.5 in)
Empty weight: 425 kg (937 lb)
Maximum takeoff weight: 585 kg (1,290 lb)
Engine: single 119 kW (160 hp) Siemens Sh 14A-4 radial piston engine
Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
Range: 500 km (311 mi)
Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,765 ft).