D-ANOY conquers the Pamir



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D-ANOY conquers the Pamir

With quotes from the book of the same name by Carl August Freiherr von Gablenz.

In August 1937, Flight Captain Carl August Freiherr von Gablenz, Flight Captain Robert Untucht and Chief Radio Operator Karl Kirchhoff, set out in a Ju 52/3m, named "Rudolf von Thüna," to explore the Far East in search of a new flight route for Deutsche Lufthansa. German industry, which already operated airlines throughout Europe and to South America, was pushing to open up the Far East as well. To this end, the German-Chinese aviation company "Eurasia" was founded. However, the capture of the D-ANOY crew by Chinese soldiers and the Second World War put an end to these plans. In the end, the entire project proved to be a failure. What remains, however, is the outstanding pioneering achievement of these three aviators who took on this great challenge. In his book "D-ANOY bezwingt den Pamir" von Gablenz describes this adventure. At that time, navigation was mainly performed by map, compass and sextant. However, a number of long and medium wave radio beacons were already in use, which either no longer exist today or have been replaced by more modern VHF transmitters (VOR). On this historical recreation it is necessary to use both, and you should have familiarised yourself with this type of navigation beforehand. The original version of the Ju 52/3m from 1936 has only a NAV receiver. Nowadays, as we need both (NDB+VOR) for the flight, we use the modern version of the Ju 52.

The historically recreated flight contains stages, some of which require more than 12 hours of flying time. However, you can abort the flight at any time and continue later, as the flight is saved after each waypoint flown. The weather and other settings are also customisable.

This add-on gives you the opportunity to recreate one of the most exciting flying adventures from the pioneering days of aviation, with the impressions and experiences of the man who led and carried out this mission himself.

For those who don't own the Junkers Ju52 payware, we've created a more leisurely edition with the DC-3 and the more modern Cessna Grand Caravan.

The texts are machine translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean and Turkish. If you find translation errors, please let us know.

Package Content:

  • A historical recreation of the pioneering flight of the D-ANOY with the Junkers Ju52/3m Modern (Payware, not included), based on the stories of Carl August Freiherr von Gablenz
  • Two more leisure flight with shorter legs, also inspired by the same book, to be flown with the DC-3 or Cessna Grand Caravan.
  • A simple version of the Chaghcharan airport (OACC) in the Ghor province of Afghanistan.
  • A reopened EDDI/TEMPELHOF in Berlin (only opened for take-offs and landings, no changes at the actual airport)

Important Notice: This package contains missions that require the payware version of Microsoft Junkers Ju52, which is not included in this package!

Happy Landings!