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Junkers Ju-87 Part 1 1936 Year 1/32 Scale Decals Print Scale 32-019

Theme: Decals

Era : 1919-1938

Scale : 1/32

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was a single-engine, two-seat (pilot and gunner) dive bomber and attack aircraft of World War II.
The Ju-87 made its first flight on September 17, 1935. Bombing was carried out using a special sight, which was used for both dive bombing and horizontal bombing. The accuracy of the Ju-87 bombing was surprisingly high - the bombs were usually placed in a circle with a diameter of 30 m. In Germany, the aircraft received the nickname "Stuka", derived from the German word "Sturzkampfflugzeug" - diving combat aircraft. The Ju-87 was armed with two 7.92 mm MG-17 machine guns and one 7.92 mm MG-15 machine gun. The disadvantages of the aircraft were considered weak armor protection and low speed (only 410 km / h).
The aircraft was distinguished by an inverted gull wing, a developed non-retractable landing gear and, at the beginning of the war, a siren roar, which, in addition to intimidation, allowed the pilot to determine the dive speed by ear. Ju 87 can be seen in many war films - as the personification of the power of Germany and the symbol of the German blitzkrieg of 1939-1942.
Despite its low speed, short range and weak defensive armament, it was one of the most effective combat aircraft of the Luftwaffe thanks to its precision dive-bombing.
Since the Spanish Civil War, the Ju 87 has been successfully used for close air support of troops and against ships. These aircraft formed the basis of the air offensive during the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and Norway in 1940. In May 1940, the Ju 87 played an important role in the blitzkrieg against the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Successful in air supremacy against ground targets, the Ju 87s, like many other dive bombers, were vulnerable to fighters. Already in the Battle of Britain, the lack of range, speed and defensive weapons affected. The Ju 87 raids required strong fighter cover.