Could you imagine travelling to the other side of the world in this plane? ✈ I found this treasure at the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin 😁 The plane is the Focke-Wulf A16 and it was a German three to four passenger light transport monoplane. The plane was used during the 1920s and there were a total of 20 built of this type. The aircraft was designed by Heinrich Focke and Georg Wulf (now you guess where the name comes from 🙄) and it was the first designed and built plane of the Focke-Wulf company.
The Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was a German manufacturer of civil and military aircraft before and during the WWII. Many of the company success is thanks to the modifications of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, which is one of the predecessors of what we know nowadays as Airbus. I do not want to go technical with this post but rather emphasize the contribution of this German company to the aviation industry. The Bremer Flugzeugbau AG later renamed as the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was involved in numereous advancements in the industry such as the first fully controllable helicopter or the four-engined airliner that flew non-stop between Berlin and New York in 1938. There were also other contributions in the areas of military aircraft, but I prefer to keep this post in a positive mood 1😊
So next time you are at the airport, remember that, once upon a time, there was a German company that was merged several times becoming the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS), later reorganised as Airbus, and that they probably produce the plane you're gonna board next. Happy travels! 😄
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Airplane Motor - Took this photo of an old airplane motor at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. If you have never been or even don’t like airplanes, please go! There is so much history and artifacts there it’s unreal!
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