Hugo Junkers


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Noun1.Hugo Junkers - German aircraft engineer who designed the first all-metal airplane (1859-1935)Hugo Junkers - German aircraft engineer who designed the first all-metal airplane (1859-1935)
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Flying Man: Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation by Richard Byers.
100 years ago, Hugo Junkers's fascination with flight, aeronautical science, and the impending possibility of public air transportation inspired his design and series production of the world's first all-metal airplane, the Junkers F 13, the company said.
I was excited about reading this book, because Hugo Junkers had designed and flown the world's first all-metal monoplane, and his name was associated with some of the great Luftwaffe airpower of World War II.
Haude uses the inherent contradictions in having a centre for aeronautical expertise in the town (Hugo Junkers held the post of professor of mechanical engineering at Aachen's Technische Hochschule until 1912) to tease out some of the broader symbolic attributes of flying.