Bucker Bü 133 Jungmeister


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Bucker Bü 133 Jungmeister

Based upon the Bü 131 Jungmann, but with a single seat, the Jungmeister was an advanced trainer with aerobatic qualities, ideal for training fighter pilots. It was the aircraft that most German World War II fighter pilots learned their trade on in thinly disguised paramilitary associations.

The prototype flew with a Hirth engine, but this was subsequently upgraded to the Siemens type. The Jungmeister went on to win many pre-World War II aerobatic competitions, and is still considered by many to be the greatest aerobatic trainer ever - surviving examples are still prized today. Large numbers were utilized by the Luftwaffe, and a further 50 were produced by Dornier-Werke in Switzerland for the Swiss Air Force. CASA produced a modest quantity for the Spanish Air Force.

Bucker Bü 133 Jungmeister

 MODELBü 133C Jungmeister
 ENGINE1 x 119kW Siemens Sh 14A-4 radial piston engine
  Take-off weight585 kg1290 lb
  Wingspan6.60 m22 ft 8 in
  Length6.0 m20 ft 8 in
  Height2.20 m7 ft 3 in
  Max. speed220 km/h137 mph
  Ceiling4500 m14750 ft
  Range500 km311 miles

Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 02.12.2013 23:15

I first flew a BU 133 in 1970. Prior to that the only aerobatic planes I had flown were Stearman, Stampe, PT-23 and Citabria. WOW, what a difference ! ! ! It's the first plane I ever flew that was capable of doing a 1 1 /2 snap roll from knife edge flight and recovering in knife edge flight. It's one of the nicest flying planes I've ever flown. I have a picture of N4767 hanging on my wall; way up there on my nostalgia list.


George Rickley, e-mail, 20.01.2013 16:47

I owned N133BU, which I bought in HI from Sam Burgess as a result of having seen Bevo Howard fly when I was a student in Navy Flight school. The aircraft now hangs from the ceiling of the Richmond Air Museum, painted in Bevo's livery.


Bradford Hall, e-mail, 16.06.2011 21:04

In 1951 I had my primary Air Force flight training at Spence Field in Moultrie GA which was a civilian contract school operated by Beverly Howard. For our graduation ceremony Bevo put on an acrobatic show in his Bucker Junmeister that was the best I've ever seen. He did a square outside loop which he entered from horizontal flight at 1,000 feet.
Think that one over, it was amazing!


D. J, e-mail, 30.03.2011 16:38

At orlampa Fl. Kermit Weeks has a jungman FLYING


Ren L. Minjares, e-mail, 11.03.2010 08:54

I am looking for dates of B 133 Jungmeisters built in Germany, in particular B 133 serial number 109. Any help would be appreciated.


Beverly Howard, e-mail, 29.01.2010 19:31

Might be of interest re this aircraft
bevhoward.com /Buecker.htm

I have a number of images of this ship from all sides in addition to what is on the above page.

Beverly Howard (Jr)


nn, e-mail, 18.05.2008 10:53

www.airliners.net /photo /Bucker-Bu133C-Jungmeister /1284850 /L /


jerry, e-mail, 06.05.2008 00:18

do you have any frontall pictures i have a 1 /5 size rc and need to know were the wires go on the wings


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