Hugo Junkers

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Hugo Junkers (3 February 1859–1935) was an aero inventor whose firm developed the first all-metal fighter airplane.[1]

Junkers studying electrical engineering and thermodynamics in Berlin, then went to work for Deutsche Continental Gasgesellschaft. There he worked on an early two-stroke engine and invented a calorimeter which he exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.[2]

Junkers partnered with Anthony Fokker to create Junkers-Fokker-Werke AG near the end of the war.


Patents whose inventor or applicant is Hugo Junkers

Note: While working on aviation in the 1910s, Junkers continued to secure dozens of engine-related patents, from Germany, Austria, France, Britain, Denmark, Canada, and the US. See espacenet search.


  1. Hallion, 2003, p. 355.
  2. Tom Barfield, "The German who built planes out of metal", The Local, 5 February 2015.