RS Models - 1/72 Bucker Bü-133C 'Foreign services' Product code: 92223
5 decal variants
1. Bü-133C, Legion Condor, Tablada, Spain 1936
2. Bü-133C, Swiss A.F., Thun, Schweiz 1946
3. Bü-133C, LY-LAD, Kaunas, Lithuania 1938
4. Bü-133C, Yugoslavia partyzan A.F., 1945
5. Bü-133C, SAAF, South Africa, 1945
The Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister was an advanced trainer of the Luftwaffe in the 1930s. It was a single-engine, single-seat biplane of wood and tubular steel construction and covered in fabric. The Bü 133 was a development of the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann two-seat basic trainer. First flown in 1935 (by Luise Hoffmann, the first female works pilot in Germany), it was slightly smaller than the Bü 131. The prototype, D-EVEO, was powered by a 140 hp (104 kW) Hirth HM506 inverted, air-cooled inline-6 engine. The aircraft showed astonishing agility at its first public appearance, the 1936 International Aerobatic Championship at Rangsdorf, but the Bü 133A garnered no orders, only two Bü 133Bs, with 160 hp (119 kW) version of that same Hirth HM506 inline-6 engine, were built. The main production type was the 160 hp (119 kW) Siemens-Bramo Sh 14A radial powered Bü 133C, which had a distinctive cowling and a 13 cm (5.1 in)-shorter fuselage, and the same fine aerobatic performance as the Bü 133A.