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Canadian Airways’ fabulous “Flying Boxcar” page 5

Story by Robert S. Grant

As the freighter began meeting Richardson’s original expectations, the company contacted Junkers in August 1937 about the purchase of another. However, production remained with the Ju 52/3m. In spite of a strong sales pitch by Junkers agents, the economics of operating three engines in the Canadian climate prevented further sales.

By 1943, the Buzzard needed a major overhaul. With no parts available in wartime, Canadian Pacific Airlines Ltd. (formerly Canadian Airways) removed CF-ARM from service. The Ju 52 was an excellent workhorse and the largest single-engine airplane to fly in North America–a record that still stands. |

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