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  Junkers Ju 87 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka was the best known Sturzkampfflugzeug (German: dive bomber) in World War II, instantly recognisable by its inverted gull wings, fixed undercarriage and infamous wailing siren (though these were only fitted to a few aircraft, the extra drag being unwelcome on an already obsolete aircraft).
Hans-Ulrich Rudel was the most notable Stuka ace, and in fact the most highly decorated German soldier of the war.
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 (1,500 ft).
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 Stuka Dive Bomber
The Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber was the airborne element of the German Blitzkrieg
The Stuka pilot had excellent view from the cockpit and special indicators which conveniently informed him of his dive angle and when he reached the optimal bomb release altitude, allowing him to focus entirely on precise aiming during the fast steep dive.
The Stuka was the best and most precise dive bomber of World War 2, so much that the Luftwaffe headquarters insisted that even their heavy bombers should also be able to operate as dive bombers, a stubborn requirement that caused great delays in the development of much needed heavy bombers for the Luftwaffe.
www.2worldwar2.com /stuka.htm   (734 words)

 The Junkers Ju-87 Stuka
The Luftwaffe's enthusiasm for the Stuka increased accordingly.
The Stuka was part of the new "Blitzkrieg (Lightning War)" tactics developed by German generals such as Heinz Guderian: fast-moving armored columns would move rapidly through enemy defenses, communicating with Stukas over radios for the removal of obstacles to the advance.
By 1943 the Stuka was clearly on the defensive on all fronts, unable to survive in the face of effective fighter opposition.
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 Netwings - Stuka and Hurri question
Which stuka model had retractable gear, I know there were some because I have this photocopy of some sideviews of some ju 87 but it doesn't specify.
The stukas that didnt have their fairings on were usually the G's, with the cannons.
Stuka refers to any dive-bomber so the name was probably coined by the RLM and not Junkers.
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 Robert Taylor Stuka
With its banshee-like wailing siren, the Stuka pilots were dispersed to all Fronts to wreak havoc and destruction.
Though vulnerable to fighter attack, the Stuka enjoyed success wherever the Luftwaffe maintained control of the air, and it was one of the few aircraft to serve throughout World War II.
One of the most outstanding Stuka leaders of World War II, Kurt Kuhlmey was Staffelkapitän of 1./St.G.1 at the outbreak of war, serving in the Polish, Norwegian and French campaigns, before being transferred to the attack on Malta.
www.chesterfieldarmament.com /taylor/stuka/stuka.htm   (577 words)

 Junkers 87 STUKA the wwii dive bomber aircraft with pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Junkers 87 Stuka was conceived as a dive bomber.
Stukas were involved in the spanish civil war in order to test its efectiveness in combat.
During 1939 and early 1940 Stukas enjoyed the reputation of the terror of the skies due to its performance in combat during the Poland, Norway and France campaigns.
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 TIME.com: Stuka -- Jun. 3, 1940 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
These were, in most cases, raids by low-flying attack bombers which swept roads with machine-gun fire and bombs, depended on firepower, speed and whole sale demoralization for their getaway with a minimum of trouble from anti-aircraft fire.
Stuka pilots rely on their swift descent to avoid anti-aircraft shells, on quick pullouts and fast getaways to save their skins from machine-gun fire.
Germany's Stuka is an ugly, husky, single-motored monoplane with an upswept and backswept wing.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,789808,00.html   (737 words)

The "Stuka", or Ju87B, was a much feared weapon in the German armoury against Crete and the Allied Naval forces.
The steep slow dive of the Stuka was aided by the dive brakes that are located on the rear of the wing, outboard of the undercarriage.
The role of the Stuka was that of dive-bomber, and the single bomb can be seen under the fuselage.
home.freeuk.net /johndillon/ju87.htm   (1137 words)

 Ju87 Stuka Dive Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With its siren screaming, diving almost vertically and dropping bombs in front of oncoming troops, Germany's Ju87 Stuka dive bombers were a principle part of their Blitzkriegs in 1939.
The word Stuka entered the general vocabulary as a vital component of Blitzkrieg, "the lightning war".
However, in the summer of 1940 the lie was put to the Stuka myth by catostrophic losses to British fighters in the Battle of Britian.
www.bmgtechwriter.com /photovault/photo20.htm   (187 words)

 Junkers J87 Stuka
The Ju87 Stuka dive-bomber was a screamer, devasting England.
The ear splitting screech of its sirens served as the introduction of the Ju87 dive-bomber to France, Poland, the Balkans, Africa, England and Russia.
By the end of August, the last of the Stuka Geschwader or dive-bomber wings were removed from action in Great Britain.
www.angelfire.com /oh3/pmodels/stuka.html   (387 words)

 Stuka Junkers Ju-87 WWII German Dive Bomber
It is a name that might with considerably greater aptness have been bestowed upon a much less attractive warplane of a decade earlier; but the Junkers Ju 87 gave rise to a name of its own that was to have far more terrifying connotations to millions of Europeans.
For the Ju 87 was a Sturzkampfflugzeug, the German word for dive-bomber, and with deadly effect it was to personify the sterm 'Stuka' for the rest of its career.
The Stukas then faced the fighters of the RAF in the Battle of Britain, and suffered accordingly.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Junkers-Ju87/info/info.htm   (1752 words)

 All Wood Wings: Junkers Ju87, Stuka, Luftwaffe
The Stuka variant used against Crete was the Ju87-B of which pre-production examples were flying in late 1938, so it was being produced in volume by 1941.
The main external differences between the D and the B variants were the smoother nose cowling on the D, and the flatter radiator cowl under the engine.
In Poland the dreaded Stukas smashed a path for the German panzers, and they repeated the technique even more forcefully in the invasion through the Low Countries during May 1940.
www.allwoodwings.com /3-WWI+WWII/Junkers,Ju87,Stuka.htm   (632 words)

 Stuka Dive-bomber; over-rated but famous
The Stuka was the most famous of all planes used by the Germans as a sturzkamfflugzeug (dive bomber).
The Stuka was designed strictly as an army cooperation dive bomber at the urging of General Ernst Udet.
It went to Stuka pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel, who flew 2,530 operational flights, and had over 500 Russian tanks and a Russian battleship to his credit.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-air-support/ww2-enemy/stuka.htm   (458 words)

 Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka 60 ARF Product Review - Discontinued
The Stuka Ju-87 was not very pretty but it was extremely, sturdy and accurate, but very vulnerable to enemy fighters.
The aircraft flew with a crew of 2, the pilot and rear gunner.
Because the Stuka has a reverse gull wing design, you first must locate the two plywood center wing joiners and four plywood outer wing joiners.
www.greatplanes.com /reviews/gpma1340-rce.html   (1515 words)

 Junkers Ju. 87 "Stuka"
The Stuka, short for Sturzkampfflugzeug (the word for dive bomber), was the real protagonist of Germany's early success during the first two years of the war.
Apart from its actual fighting potential, the aircraft sowed terror into the hearts of its adversaries with a characteristic whistling sound that accompanied its rapid dive toward a target.
The Stuka remained in front-line service until the last day of the war.
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Two BK 37 37-mm cannon in underwing pods : one 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun flexibly mounted in the rear cockpit : up to 1,800 kg (3,968 lb) of bombs or gun pods for up to 6 machine guns when the BK 37's were not being carried.
: Nine Stuka Gruppen (wings) comprising some 336 aircraft were deployed against Poland.Thirty-one aircraft were lost in the campaign reflecting the lack of effective fighter opposition.Stukas normally flew in Kette, the three-aircraft formation seen here.
Limited numbers of Stukas served in North Africa and the Italian campaign, but it was in Russia that the Ju 87 had its greatest impact.In 1941 the Soviet air force was effectively wiped out by the Luftwaffe and the 290 Stukas sent to the Eastern Front could attack without fear of interception.
homepage.eircom.net /~nightingale/stuka.html   (343 words)

 WW2 Warbirds: the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka - Frans Bonné
At the outbreak of the war the Stuka was one of the most feared weapons by the Allied armies.
This enabled the Stuka to carry a 1,102 lb (500 kg) bomb in addition to the second crew member, something that wasn't possible in the earlier versions.
The Stuka's were to be operated during the night only, unless the Luftwaffe was able to obtain a temporary and local air superiority.
www.xs4all.nl /~fbonne/warbirds/ww2htmls/junkju87.html   (3949 words)

 Exprint EXP-022 Junkers Ju-87 Stuka German WW2 Bomber Story on www.Aviapress.com. Model kits, Military Books and ...
The Stuka was the most famous of all planes used by the Germans as a sturzkamfflugzeug (divebomber).
The Stuka was designed strictly as an army cooperation divebomber at the urging of General Ernst Udet.
It was armed with two 30mm cannons in pods under the wings and a 7.92mm machine gun in the back for the gunner.
www.aviapress.com /viewonekit.htm?EXP-022   (499 words)

 Junkers Stuka
It was given the name Stuka after the German word for dive bomber (Sturzkampfflugzeug).
The Ju 87 (the Stuka), a single-engined dive-bomber, was probably the easiest enemy aircraft in the war to shoot down because it dived straight and pulled up straight.
Everything becomes blended together; along with the howling sirens of the Stukas in their dives, the bombs whistle and crack and burst.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERstuka.htm   (510 words)

 Stuka Stunt Works
The first in the series of Matt's "modern" Stukas and the first plane to bring Matt a 500+ score at a regional contest.
Missing here are his Stuka 97 and later models, and, also, an earlier Don Still Stuka that departed this life when the leadouts broke (.025's, BAD idea) in the middle of an overhead eight during an OTS contest in Indianapolis.
Two prototypes were built and both are still in flying condition, although the first prototype has so many flights on it that the belcrank wore out and the controls got "sloppy" enough that it has been relegated to engine test bed status.
www.clstunt.com   (2343 words)

 Stuka in the Med - by Robert Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stuka in the Med - by Robert Taylor
The Junkers Ju-87 Stuka was the premier dive bomber at the beginning of the war.
Here, a flight of Stuka's, equipped with external fuel tanks, raids shipping in the Mediterranean.
www.oldgloryprints.com /Stuka.htm   (48 words)

 Siver Cartel Stuka Jacket - Free Shipping!
The Siver Cartel Stuka jacket is stuffed with features.
STUKA is the military acronym for Sturzkamfflugzeug, which is a German dive bomber.
Horizontal baffles keep the insulating gray duck down in place, while adding blocky texture to the Stuka.
www.backcountryoutlet.com /outlet/SIV0034/Siver-Cartel-Stuka-Jacket-Mens.html?CP=Affiliate   (165 words)

 Amazon.com Books: Stuka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stuka Pilot (War and Warrior) by Hans-Ulrich Rudel (Hardcover - Oct 1987)
Stuka pilot by Rudel Hans Ulrich (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1971)
Stuka Squadron: Stukagruppe 77-The Luftwaffe's 'Fire Brigade" by Peter C. Smith (Hardcover - Jan 1992)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Stuka&tag=tstips-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (252 words)

STUKA is a band from the main industrial center in Serbia, Pancevo.
After the breakup of FUZZ, the famed Serbian underground rhythm and blues band which operated from 1997 until 2004, three original members of the group continued performing, eventually naming the new band STUKA.
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 Combat Flight Simulator: Stuka Dive Bomber Classified as Fighter
The Ju 87 Stuka aircraft is classified as a fighter in Combat Flight Simulator missions, even though it is actually a dive-bomber, because the flight model of the Ju 87 Stuka more closely resembles that of a fighter than that of a bomber.
A Ju 87 Stuka drops one bomb per pass, and then uses guns to continue attacking ground targets.
The Ju 87 Stuka can also take evasive action when it is under fire.
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 Siver Cartel Stuka II Jacket - Free Shipping!
The Siver Cartel Stuka II Jacket returns for 2005-2006 with updated color blocking and increased Special Op's allegiance.
STUKA is the military acronym for Sturzkamfflugzeug, which is a German dive-bomber.
Horizontal baffles keep the insulating gray duck down in place while adding blocky texture to the Stuka II.
www.tramdock.com /tramdock/SIV0041/Siver-Cartel-Stuka-II-Jacket.html?CP=Affiliate   (150 words)

 Wattage Stuka WW2 bomber rc scale model. This Wattage Stuka WW2 bomber comes complete with cobalt speed 400 class ...
This Wattage Stuka WW2 bomber comes complete with cobalt speed 400 class electric motor.
This is how the Wattage Stuka comes out of the box.
Moving scale ailerons of the Stuka can be seen here.
www.modelflight.com.au /rc_model_electric_planes/wattage_stuka.htm   (156 words)

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