This video showing how fly the Junkers F-13 by seaplane on Lake Balaton in the twenties. Recently built a Junkers F-13 replica in Germany. It could be mounted on wheels instead of floats, may be back nostalgia seaplane flight in Europe.


The Junkers F-13 was the first total duralumin construction aircraft, with an enclosed cabin for four passengers although the crew of two, a pilot and a mechanic, sat in a mostly open cockpit. It is widely considered the first world’s first commercial airliner.

The Junkers F-13 used a fixed conventional split landing gear with a rear skid, though some variants landed on floats or on skis.

In the twenties the Junkers F-13 seaplane was flying in Hungary among other things on Lake Balaton, as shown in the video.


Few years ago the German RIMOWA company has built a Junkers F-13 replica, which soon will be the maiden takeoff. RIMOWA plans to sell more replica, we hope, the prospective buyers are asking for someone floats seaplane variants.

Video: Junkers F-13 seaplane on Lake Balaton

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