In 191 a small six-seater aircraft lifted off from an airfield at Dessau in Germany on its first flight. Designed and built in less than six months after the First World War, its birth could not have been more difficult.
Yet, in a mere five years, three out of four airline routs in Europe were serviced by the little airliner, popular thanks to its sturdiness and reliability and - for its time - high level of passenger comfort.
The authors - Lennart Andersson, Günter Endres, Rob Mulder and Günther Ott - have all shared a fascination for the Junkers F 13 and their combined efforts have resulted in a wealth of information on each and every of the 348 aircraft built between 1919 and 1931.
Text in English.