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Daemon
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Hugo Junkers

Junkers was a pioneering German engineer who held many patents for his original developments in the fields of gas engine and aircraft design. He had innovative ideas about metal airplanes and flying wings, and he put them to the test—somewhat ironically, as he was purportedly a pacifist—developing warplanes for World War I. In the lead-up to World War II, the Nazis stripped Junkers of control of his company and sentenced him to house arrest. He died soon after. What was the "Sheetmetal Donkey"? More...
ScotteeBeth
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I find it interesting that he died on his birthday. Does anybody know his cause of death?
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germany always has great innovative engineers
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Junkers nicknamed the Blechesel "Tin Donkey" or "Sheet Metal Donkey". IT was the world's first practical all-metal aircraft built early in World War I
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The Junkers J 1, nicknamed the Blechesel ("Tin Donkey" or "Sheet Metal Donkey")




The Junkers J 1, nicknamed the Blechesel ("Tin Donkey" or "Sheet Metal Donkey"), was the world's first practical all-metal aircraft. Built early in World War I, when aircraft designers relied largely on fabric-covered wooden structures, braced with struts and exposed rigging lines, the Junkers J 1 was a revolutionary development in aircraft design, being built and flown only 12 years after the Wright Brothers had first flown the "Flyer I" biplane in December 1903. Herr Junkers' experimental all-metal aircraft never received an official "A" nor an "E-series" monoplane designation from IdFlieg and the then-designated Fliegertruppe, probably because it was primarily intended as a practical demonstration of Junkers' metal-based structural ideas, and was officially only known by its Junkers factory model number of J 1. It should not be confused with the later, armoured all-metal Junkers J 4 sesquiplane, accepted by the later Luftstreitkräfte as the Junkers J.I (using a Roman numeral).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_J_1
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ScotteeBeth wrote:
I find it interesting that he died on his birthday. Does anybody know his cause of death?

In 1935, to live to 76 was probably considered pretty good going. They would have attributed his death to natural causes or old age.
Milica Boghunovich
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Hugo Junkers
Junkers was a pioneering German engineer who held many patents for his original developments in the fields of gas engine and aircraft design. He had innovative ideas about metal airplanes and flying wings, and he put them to the test—somewhat ironically, as he was purportedly a pacifist—developing warplanes for World War I. In the lead-up to World War II, the Nazis stripped Junkers of control of his company and sentenced him to house arrest. He died soon after. What was the "Sheetmetal Donkey"? More...

Think The military forces bullied him to work for them! I do not believe any true pacifist would do it voluntarily. The world has to start taking money from the military, and giving it for good causes so that the military do not go about so cocky threatening everyone or insinuating threats to those who oppose their unethical "jobs".
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I have often wondered what the world would have become, if it hadn't been for Hitler's destructive acts, would it have been a better place or worse then what it has become?????
NeuroticHellFem
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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
I have often wondered what the world would have become, if it hadn't been for Hitler's destructive acts, would it have been a better place or worse -t-h-e-n- than what it has become?????


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