Junkers Ju 52/3m D-CDLH "Tempelhof" by Colin Smedley

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Built in 1936 D-CDLH is the oldest flying Junkers JU 52/3m in the world. Owned by Lufthansa it has been restored its original 1936 Lufthansa markings as D-AQUI and named “Tempelhof” after its original Berlin airfield home. It is pictured banking in the sunlight against a black cloud background at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow.


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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Great capture.

  • Thanks a lot Nigel!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Kit347
    Kit347over 1 year ago

    Excellent image. It works very well on the darker cloud background .The sun has brought out some lovely highlights & nice shadows .Great banking shot & blurred props !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for your comments, Kit!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 1 year ago

    Cool aircraft, great image!

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nicely captured Colin. _ Ted

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