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The first flight, flown by the testpilot  Joachim von Köppen, took place on  the 20th April 1934.   During those first flights it became  clear that it was an impressive  aircraft and had excellent  performance and flight properties.  With 80 HP it was a bit  underpowered but despite that the  flight characteristics were  overwhelming. An other point was the low fuel  consumption, the easy maintenance  and the low purchase price. The  aircraft had been developed as a  basic trainer and had incredible  aerobatic qualities. Already in 1935 the first aircraft had  been delivered abroad. Switzerland  ordered three aircraft and had been  granted the licence to build those on  their own.  The Swiss Airforce used those  aircrafts until 1974 as a basic trainer  for their studentpilots.  The last original Bü- 131 had been  build in the mid 60s in Spain, a  CASA 1.131.    
Of the approximately 5000 build  airplanes, only nearly 200 of these  Jungmanns still exist worldwide. From 1994 on, a small company in  Poland, the H.A.S. from Jasienica  started to build the Bucker again. 28  planes were build in total and  production ended 2006 after the  death of the company founder  Janusz Karasiewicz.  But this was not the end. Another  company from Poland, Air Res  Aviation form Rzeszów/ poland,  bought the licences and plans from  Janusz widow and restarted the  production. The first aurcraft had its  maidenflight in december 2012 and  2 more are in production right now.
Aircraft data: • Type: T 131PA • Crew: 2 Sitze • Engine: 1× LOM M332AK 4 Cylinder 104 kW (140 PS) • Length 6.72 m • Wingspan: 7.40 m • Hight: 2.35 m • Emptyweight: 479 kg • Max takeoff weight: 720 kg Performance: • Max. speed: 273 km/h • Cruisespeed: 170 km/h • Min. speed: 83 km/h • G- load: +5.0/-3.0 • Takeoffdistance: 387 m • Landingdistance: 293 m • Range: 475 km • Max.ceiling 4000 m  
T 131 “Jungmann”
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