German printed text on reverse:
Kampfflugzeug Junkers Ju 86
Warplane Junkers Ju 86
‘Echte Fotografie Driesen-Verlag Berlin N. C 2 Foto Nr. B 5126 Fliegerserie 4’
(Published by Driesen…Aviator Series 4)
Back has some paper glued to where photo was mounted in an album, ‘JU86' in pencil.
9 x 6 cm.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
The Junkers Ju 86 was a German monoplane bomber and civilian airliner designed in the early 1930s, and employed by both sides during World War II. The civilian model Ju 86B could carry 10 passengers. Two were delivered to Swissair and five to Luft Hansa. In addition a single civilian Ju 86Z was delivered to the Swedish AB Aerotransport.
The bomber aircraft had a crew of four; a pilot, navigator, radio operator/bombardier and gunner. Defensive armament consisted of three machine guns, situated at the nose, at a dorsal position and within a retractable ventral position. Bombs were carried vertically in four fuselage cells behind the cockpit. The airliner version replaced the bombload with seating for 10 passengers, with fuel tanks being moved from the fuselage to the wings
Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.