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Photograph of JL-6 airplane

Description:

Front quarter view of a Junkers Laresen JL-6. The JL-6 is widely regarded as the first all-metal airframe. The Post Office Department acquired six JL-6s in 1920. They proved unreliable and prone to catching fire, and were abandoned as a result.

Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum

Date:
1920
Museum ID:
W.2008-28
Credits:
Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum


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