Junkers T26 / T27
see also: Junkers T26/T27 Production List
Two seater highlever monoplane or double wing Trainer , F/F 14 Oct 1924
developed by Junkers Flugzeugwerke in Dessau by Zindel
Junkers T26 with single upper wing
The Junkers T26 was a continued improvement of the T19 and T23 developements. This aircraft was very similar to the T23 in its look and its dimensions, but was much more aerodynamic. The T26 was the last of the highlever monoplane series started with T19 and continued with T23. The prototype was first flown on 14th October 1924 in Dessau.
Junkers T26D with double wing installation
As the earlier designs the T26 could be equipped with an additional second lower wing (T26D) or with a single top wing (T26E) In 1925 a small Serial production of the Junkers T26 was started. But the aircraft was too expensive for normal flying schools. Also the German Reichswehr wasn't interested in the aircraft. In sofar the T26 was kept as an experimental aircraft for further design studies. A total of six Junkers T26 were finally built. A single T26E was equipped with an Argus engine in 1931.
Walter Blume and Karl Plauth used two Junkers T26 at the German Round Flight 1925, of which one got the fourth place of its class.
The T27 was a modified T26E. It got a Clerget 9Z engine. This aircraft was built as a single aircraft due to the request of a former fighter pilot during 1925. Later it was reconfigurated to T26 standard. The T26/T27 was the last Junkers aircraft with top or double wing design. It finished the developement line of the J15/K16/T19/T23/T26.
Aircraft T26E 1925 Junkers L 1a (62kW) 7,54 13,50 21,50 500 230 1 pilot+ 130 345
year engine length
Junkers L 1a (62kW)
Clerget 9Z (96kW)
Junkers L 1a (62kW)
- T26E, cantilever monoplane with Junkers L1a engine
- T26D, double wing Version with additional lower wing
- T27, with Clerget 9Z engine
- Airwar.ru - T26 Brief Story, Photos
- Junkers.de - T26 Story, Data
- Junkers.de - T27 Story
- Fliegerweb.com - T26 Extensive Story
introduced Jul 1996, transfered Jun 2017
contents last updated 12 Jan 2003