Junkers J 10
(Military Designator: CL-I)

combat aircraft, F/F: 4th May 1918, 44 built JFA
twin seated cantilever monoplane, corrugated Duralumin construction

Historical Data:

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 defense 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.

Technical Data:
Aircraft year engine length
in m
in m
wing area
im sqm
net weight
in kg
in kg
seats speed
in km/h
in km
J 10
(Junk CL-1)
1918 Mercedes DIIIa (118kW)
BMW IIIa (136kW)
7,90 12,15
1 pilot +
1 seat
190 525

Continue at the Hugo Junkers Homepage with:
Junkers Production List Section <>
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Junkers Museum Section <>
Junkers Flight Simulator Section <>

Further Reading at other Sites:
Early German Aircraft Drawings (EXCELLENT J10 Plans + Drawings !!!)
I MS lennundus (Estonian Site, images, data, text)
Blauer Max (German info/image)
Adobe GoLive (infos about Sachsenberg and Russian Civil War)
WW I Fighters (with good three side view)
Air Force Special (interesting livery scheme of Latvian J10)
Junkers CL-I (3D colour scheme)

25th December 2002
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