Period: Second World War
Model Dim.: 32 cm
JU-87 B2 STUKA
The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka ended up being a two-seat dive-bomber/ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat first in 1936 as part of the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War . The aircraft had been effortlessly recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed undercarriage as well as its “wailing” siren. The Stuka's design included several revolutionary features, including automatic pull-up dive brake system under both wings to ensure that the airplane recovered from the attack dive regardless if the pilot blacked out from the acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and extremely effective, the Ju 87 was susceptible to modern fighter aircraft, as with any other dive bombers of the war. The Ju 87 ended up being a single-engined cantilever monoplane and its framework ended up being all-metal. The primary construction product ended up being duralumin, together with outside coverings were made from Duralumin sheeting. The wing had been probably the most unusual feature and contains one center area and two external sections. The center section had a sizable negative dihedral as well as the outer surfaces an optimistic dihedral. This created the gull, or "cranked" wing pattern over the Ju 87's industry leading.
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