The German luggage maker Rimowa announced it will build a series of replica Junkers F13s, the world’s first commercial airliner.
“It’s long been my ambition to rebuild the ‘mother’ of all commercial aircraft and I’m very happy that this will now become a reality,” said CEO Dieter Morszeck. “This plane has always fascinated me and I see there’s clearly a market for it.”
Rimowa created Rimowa Flugzeugwerke AG based in Dübendorf, Switzerland, to produce the airplanes. They will be priced at $2.2 million. The RIMOWA F13 is a single engine, all-metal, low-wing aircraft with an open cockpit and a closed passenger cabin. It has a tail dragger undercarriage with brakes, is 11.5 feet high, 31.5 feet long and has a wingspan of 48.72 feet.
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