Junkers CL.I (J10)

The Junkers J10 was a the type designator for serial production of the combat aircraft Junkers J8. The first flight was performed on May, 4th, 1918 and type approval was certificated under the IDFLIEG designation Junk CL1 during the same month. In June 1918 IDFLIEG placed an order for initial 10 CL1-aircraft. Six (probably 8) aircraft were delivered until November 1918. The remaining aircraft of totally 44 built, were delivered after the end of WWI. Most of the postwar production aircraft were used at the Baltic regions, where Gotthard Sachsenberg's unit was placed for the defence of the German border against Soviet attacks.

At least one or two J10s were modified to passenger aircraft after the end of WWI. They were equipped with a hood, which was placed above the rear seat. In March 1919 Junkers Luftverkehr started initial passenger and cargo services between Dessau and Weimar during the National Convent with a J10.

The J10 was also the basic design for the further improved Junkers A20, which was built after WW I as a cargo and mail aircraft. In sofar the J10 design was the beginning of a whole Junkers aircraft family, which was produced at Junkers Flugzeugwerke throughout the end of the 20s.

Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Junkers Flugzeug-Werke AG
Type: Ground Attack
Entered Service: 1918
Number Built:
Engine(s): Mercedes D.IIIa, 6 cylinder, liquid cooled inline, 180 hp
Wing Span: 39 ft 6 in [12.04 m]
Length: 25 ft 11 in [7.9 m]
Height: 7 ft 8 in [2.65 m]
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 2,310 lb [1,050 kg]
Max Speed: 100 mph [161 km/h]
Ceiling: 19,685 ft [6,000 m]
Endurance: 2 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 3 machine guns