Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of a photograph, a 1957 letter, and three drawings relating to the Jurca MJ-2 Tempête (Tempest) (Homebuilt). This collection also contains ten color snapshots and corresponding negatives from 2001 taken at Jurca's office and workshops, located at an airport outside of Paris.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Jurca MJ-2 Tempête (Tempest) (Homebuilt)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions on access


Jurca, Marcel

Physical description

.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

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  • 1956
  • 1956-2001


Marcel Jurca was a Romanian-born pilot who flew for the Luftwaffe during World War II before defecting to France. During the 1950s Jurca designed the single-seat, wood-and-fabric aerobatic Jurca MJ-2 Tempête (Tempest) (Homebuilt). Jurca went on to build a number of homebuilts, including the Jurca MJ-77 (3/4 Mustang).

Cite as

Marcel Jurca Collection, Accession 2017-0022 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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  • Technical drawings

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