Hugo Junkers
Hugo Junkers was an innovative German engineer
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, as his many patent
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s in varied areas (gas engines, aeroplanes) show. In 1915, he pioneered the first great change in aviation materials and design technology, away from wood and fabric materials braced by wire rigging, towards all-metal, cantilever-winged monoplane aircraft that had little to no external bracing.

Hugo Junkers is mainly known in connection with aircraft bearing his name.
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