Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju 87 R-2 Stuka, 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Greece, Spring 1941.

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The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939 and served the Axis in World War II from beginning to end (1939–1945).

The aircraft is easily recognisable by its inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage. Upon the leading edges of its faired main gear legs were mounted ram-air sirens known as Jericho trumpets [de], which became a propaganda symbol of German air power and of the so-called Blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942, as well as providing Stuka pilots with audible feedback as to speed. The Stuka's design included several innovations, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the aircraft recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high g-forces.



  • Kit Manufacture: Airfix
  • Kit Number: A07115
  • Scale : 1/48
  • Type: Junkers Ju 87 R-2 Stuka
  • Paints: Mr surfacer white as primer, Hataka Lacquers.
  • Weathering: Oils and enamels.

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