Bücker Casa BU-131 Jungmann, F-AZZF
The Bü 131 Jungmann was the first aircraft designed and built by Bücker. This biplane was a basic trainer that first flew on 27th April 1934.
Valued for its robustness and responsiveness, it was a huge success and sold in many countries.
During the war, it was used in all the Luftwaffe schools, as well as a liaison aircraft. Like the soviet Polikarpov II of the « Night Witches », that were pre-war biplane trainers too, the Bücker Jungmann also took part in night harassment flights.
After the war, it was improved with a bigger engine and continued to be produced until it was withdrawn from service in 1970.
Appreciated for its great flying qualities and its easy maintenance, it was such a success that its production started again in… 1994!
The Bü-131 is the last biplane trainer built in Germany. Over 5000 were built, out of which 3000 in Germany.