Junkers JU 87 "Stuka" (JC)

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Junkers JU 87 "Stuka" (JC)

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Arch Two , Area 16
Shelf 5

A green built and painted plastic kit model of a WW2 Junkers JU 87 "Stuka" WW2 divebomber ("Stuka" is short for "Sturzkampfflugzeug") .

From the Jeremy Collins collection.


An estimated 6,500 Stukas were built between 1935 and 1945. Notorious for its wailing siren, and for its inverted gull wings and spatted undercarriage, this two-man dive bomber was sturdy, accurate and effective against ground targets, but with its lack of speed, manoeuvrability and defensive armament, it was vulnerable to modern fighters, and though it continued to be used by the end of the war it had been largely replaced by ground-attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

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