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Italeri 1/48 Ju87 B2 Stuka - 2690

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was a two-seat dive-bomber/ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1936 as part of the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War . The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed undercarriage and its haunting "wailing" siren. The Stuka's design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, like all other dive bombers of the war. The Ju 87 was a single-engined cantilevermonoplane and its structure was all-metal. The main construction material was duralumin, and the external coverings were made of Duralumin sheeting. The wing was the most unusual feature and consisted of a single center section and two outer sections. The center section had a large negative dihedral and the outer surfaces a positive dihedral. This created the gull, or "cranked" wing pattern along the Ju 87's leading edge. The fixed armament consisted of two 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns fitted in each wing. The rear gunner/radio operator operated one 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun for defensive purposes. The Stuka automatically dived at a 60-90 angle, holding a constant speed of 500-600 km/h due to dive-brake deployment, which increased the accuracy of the Ju 87's aim.When the aircraft was reasonably close to the target, a light on the contact altimeter came on to indicate the bomb-release point, usually at a minimum height of 450 m. The Ju 87B series was to be the first mass produced variant. In total an estimated 700 Ju 87 B-1s and 230 B-2s were delivered to the Luftwaffe of which 550 were built at Junkers.

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Part No: 2690
Item Name: Italeri 1/48 Ju87 B2 Stuka
Brand: Italeri

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