After years of planning and 15 months of construction, Rimowa have unveiled their most ambitious project yet: a faithful replica of the Junkers F13, the world’s first all-metal passenger aircraft.
Yes, you read that correctly. The luxury luggage manufacturer is producing an actual aircraft based on a plane that first took flight in 1919.
The new F13 features the same design as its famous predecessor, but has been modernised to meet today’s safety standards. The closed cabin fits four passengers in its comfortably upholstered seats, while the pilot and co-pilot sit ahead, exposed to the elements.
First test flights are expected in the spring of 2016.