RIMOWA F13: THE REVIVAL OF HUGO JUNKERS

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In November 11, 1918, life was certainly not boring.  We saw the end of World War I, where the world’s great economic powers created alliances and fought to control a majority of the planet. Once the war was settled, there was one thing that stuck out in the mind of German engineer Hugo Junkers, and that was aviation control.

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His plans led to the creation of the Junkers F13, which at that time flew nearly half of the international traffic routes. Nearly a century later and the Junkers F13 will make its epic return to the aerial grounds as the RIMOWA F13.

It has been modified in order to satisfy modern flight safety standards, but overall resembles the original Junkers F13. It comes fully equipped with a Redline t6 braking system, North American T6 wheels, a leather interior, and Hamilton Standard propeller.

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With modifications in its landing gear, shock absorbers, it weighs in at about 3,200 pounds, which is about 1,200 pounds more than the original version and consumes more petrol per hour.

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With a Pratt & Whiteney 985 with 450 HP engine, the RIMOWA F13 travels at a maximum 118.8 kt, nearly 20 kt faster than the Junkers F13. The modifications created more durability, safety, and with updated technology, has made the new Junker a lot faster than before.

If you want one, you’ll have to wait about one year until the RIMOWA F13 will make its first delivery. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

Story By: Nico Triunfante
Images By: RIMOWA

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