View Full Version : Easy Mystery Plane Quiz - Dec 11

11th Dec 2003, 13:43
The season of good cheer is upon us, thus an easy mystery plane this time.



11th Dec 2003, 15:59
Junkers G31go, constructor’s number 3012....

Next please!

11th Dec 2003, 16:09
How could it have been easier?

But tell us more about this individual, probably modified, plane...

11th Dec 2003, 17:04
I have to admit to Googling for the answer!

More info here:


11th Dec 2003, 20:14
Wasn't there a German New Guinea colony right up to the Great War (WW-I)? That might have had some influence in the selection of the Junkers a little over a decade later.

13th Dec 2003, 06:19
Bit of info on the Ju-31; 4 were operated between 1931-42 in PNG between Lae, Wau, and Bulolo, to lift in all sorts of freight, cars, trucks , cows. horses, and all the gold dredging equipment for the goldfields. The roof of the cabin was detachable for the larger items, and it could lift 3.5 tons at a time over a short distance(<50nm). The 3 a/c were named Peter, Paul, and Pat, operated by BuloloGold,and the 4th by Guinea Aiways.Nearly 41000 tons airlifted in, in 11 years.:ok:

13th Dec 2003, 10:01
Flown like you would drive a (tough) truck, until they fell apart. Nice replica of a similar craft at the RAAF Association Musuem, Bull Creek WA?