Flight Craft, Junkers Ju87 Stuka

This very popular series is enhanced by a fine new addition to the catalogue. The Stuka has always been a popular model aircraft and a well-received Christmas present. – Much Recommended.


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NAME: Flight Craft, Junkers Ju87 Stuka
FILE: R2635
AUTHOR: Martin Derry, Neil Robinson
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  96
PRICE: £16.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, WWII, model 
kits, modellers, model engineers, Luftwaffe, dive bomber, Stuka, 
Ju87, Battle of France, invasion of Poland, Greece, Crete, Battle of 
Britain, Eastern Front

ISBN: 1-52670-262-2

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DESCRIPTION: This very popular series is enhanced by a fine new 
addition to the catalogue. The Stuka has always been a popular model 
aircraft and a well-received Christmas present.  – Much Recommended.

The Stuka was already obsolescent by the start of WWII and could 
only survive where the Luftwaffe held air supremacy. However, it 
served through the whole of WWII and in every Luftwaffe theatre.

The Stuka was essentially a flying artillery weapon to support the 
rapidly advancing panzer armies. In this role, and providing that it 
was protected by air supremacy, it was a great success. Until the 
Battle of Britain it had never had to operate where the Luftwaffe had 
not already established air supremacy. In this battle it was easy meat 
for the Hurricanes and Spitfires, requiring it to be withdrawn from 
the battle. Again in Greece and Crete it faced no predator and performed 
well. Initially in North Africa it saw its successes but again became 
vulnerable as the Allies built up their desert air forces. Then came 
the Russian campaigns and the Stuka was successful, even as air 
superiority began to pass to the Soviet Air Forces.

As a model, the Stuka builds into a formidable display, especially in 
the Airfix 1/24 scale Ju87B. There are also very impressive models at 
1/32 and 1/48 scale. Then there is considerable choice of 1/72 scale 
kits and it is one of the few aircraft types to be available in several 
1/144 scale kits. In short, there is something for every modeller, 
adding to its popularity.

One of the most interesting versions of Stuka is the G, armed with a 
pair of 37mm anti-tanks guns. This type clocked up a very impressive 
score of Russian tanks and greatly assisted the German Army on the 
Eastern front.

As with the other books in the series, this new volume features some 
outstanding colour photographs and specific advice for modellers, but 
it also includes a very good history of the aircraft, making it 
appealing to a much wider readership.