Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of aviation

In 1919 a small six-seater aircraft lifted off from an airfield in Dessau in Germany on its first flight. Designed and built in less than six months in a devastated Germany immediately after the First World War, its birth could not have been more difficult. It had demanded of its designer Professor Hugo Junkers, creativity, invention and much subterfuge against almost impossible odds.

Yet, within five years, this unassuming aircraft was serving three-quarters of all air routes within Europe, and went on to play a pioneering role in the development of a fledgling air transport industry in many parts of the world.

EAM Books

Review in Aeroplane December 2012:

Chapters take us through all F 13 operations - the Arctic, Russia, South America, the Balkans, Eurasia and the Far East etc, listing registrations in use in various theatres. Appendices give a history for most of the 348 aircraft built between 1919 and 1930, Varig being the last operator of the type with a final flight in 1948. There were more than 150 operators in 44 countries and all are listed. […].
This splendid coverage of the F 13 with more than 370 photographs is the result of 40 years of continuous research by the authors, well presented on good paper. […] A magnificent tribute to a true pioneering aircraft.


About the book
21.6 x 27.9 cm, 288 pages, hard covers

371 b/w photos, many tables and full production list

Colour section with profiles and philately appendix

Published by EAM Books EEIG