Junkers Ju 52 replica
No single-engined Ju 52 survives, but the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg has a replica of the sole Ju 52 that was operated commercially in Canada.
Only a single Ju 52 found life as a commercial aircraft, being sold to Canadian Airways in Winnipeg. Refitted with a Rolls Royce Buzzard engine the aircraft was operated until 1947 when lack of engine spares led to the aircraft being scapped.
In 1985 the museum purchased a demobbed Spanish CASA 352 (Ju 52/3m) with the intention of modifying it to become a flyable replica of the original single-engined Ju 52. To rebuild the aircraft to the original design involved considerable engineering work, especially to create the signature Junkers corrugated skin panels with complex curves. For a suitable engine, a Rolls Royce Merlin was selected, making the replica the highest powered Ju 52 installation. The original tail was not reconstructed and left as a Ju 52/3m tail, as the original small tail was marginal at best to counteract the power of the Buzzard engine, so the larger size was needed for the Merlin.
Retaining the registration of the original aircraft, the replica is still housed at the Museum in Winnipeg.