A Legend grows new Wings

Rimowa presents:

"It all started with the Junkers F13. It allowed us to explore new worlds and broaden our horizons.
It's time we brought her back. To scale new heights. To gain a new perspective.

There's a world ahead ..."

Dieter Morszeck, President & CEO of RIMOWA

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Facts & Figures

The most important specifications
of the new RIMOWA F13 at a glance

Even though the new RIMOWA F13 is the same as the original by Junkers to a large extent, several technical modifications were necessary in order to comply with modern flight safety standards. These modifications mainly affect the radial engine, the braked landing gear and an improved tail unit.

BRAKING SYSTEM:Redline T6 Conversion Kit
LANDING GEAR:Reproduction of Junkers W34 with modifications
SHOCK ABSORBERS:Reproduction of W34 Faudi suspension strut oil/air suspension
WHEELS:North American T6
TAIL UNIT:Symmetrical tail unit F13 ge/ W34, trim bar
PROPELLOR:Hamilton Standard (ground adjustable)
Wing surface430 ft2
Wingspan48.72 ft
Height10.2 ft
Lenght31.5 ft
EnginePratt & Whitney R-985 Mini Wasp 450 hp
Landing speed61 kts
Cruise speed95 kts
Maximum speed118.8 kts
Stall Speed46.5 kts
Service ceiling12.000 ft
Empty weight3.200 lbs
Payload1.210 lbs
MTOW4.410 lbs
Gas consumption per hour21.13 USG
Total no. of passengers4
Cockpit Crew1 pilot and 1 mechanic

Behind the scenes

"I've finally been able
to make this dream a reality."

An interview with Dieter Morszeck, President & CEO of RIMOWA, about the complex reproduction of the F13.

What makes RIMOWA unique?

Dieter Morszeck

RIMOWA is a traditional German company, now managed by the third generation of owners, that specializes in premium luggage. Although my grandfather started out by manufacturing horse tack and only later switched to suitcases, two things have never changed: we create products that are made in Germany and our headquarter is based in Cologne. We have placed great importance on this fact since 1898, and we are proud of the quality of our suitcases, which are mostly manufactured by hand. These cases were still very large in the early twentieth century because people took practically everything from their home with them on journeys, but there was later a trend toward lighter luggage. A lightweight design was especially useful for air travel. In the year 2000 we caused a sensation by launching the first suitcase made of polycarbonate.

This revolutionized the entire luggage industry. We always make sure we use the best the market has to offer when it comes to the shells for our cases as well as individual parts such as wheels, locks, and handles. Only in this way can we offer our customers superior cases, which are also certified by TÜV, the German Technical Inspectorate.

What is special about the F13?

Dieter Morszeck

The F13 was the world's first all-metal passenger aircraft and represents a revolution in aviation. With the F13 in 1919, Hugo Junkers laid the foundation for the development of later planes made from duralumin. Many airlines were interested in the low-wing aircraft, which meant that it was soon produced in series.

Compared to previous forms of trans-portation like ships and trains, flying was much more comfortable and faster. This made it especially popular among tourists and business professionals.

Although the pilots were still exposed to the elements, the four passengers in the cabin could cover long distances quickly and in comfort. Hugo Junkers had made his dream come true by improving the transport links between countries. In this way, the F13 also symbolizes the pioneering, innovative spirit of an entrepreneur who remains a role model of mine to this day.

How do RIMOWA and Junkers fit together?

Dieter Morszeck

Both companies have roots in Germany and attach great importance to high quality. The special connection between RIMOWA and the Junkers F13 lies in the use of duralumin. A good 30 years after Hugo Junkers discovered the material for aviation, my father, Richard Morszeck, took the brave and decisive step of using the same material for suitcases to make them resistant to tropical conditions. Traveling became easier as a result of scheduled transatlantic flights, and people began to demand more from their luggage.

The Topas series protected personal belongings against termites and extreme heat. Like the aircraft, our suitcases have a grooved design – this has been a trademark of ours since 1950 and ensures a high level of recognition for our products."


The F13 was built to fly. This means it will not appear in a museum like other models, but take to the skies starting from next year.




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The RIMOWA F13 is
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