WOW178 – JU-87 STUKA T6DP ‘DESERT SNAKE’
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The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was a German dive bomber and ground attack aircraft employed by the Luftwaffe during WW2. It first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in Spain in support of the Nationalists. The Stuka sported a distinctive gull shaped wing design and fixed undercarriage spats, to these was fixed the Jericho trumpet which made a wailing noise as the aircraft descended to attack its target, this noise became synonymous with Blitzkrieg propaganda movies. Employed by the Luftwaffe in all its major campaigns, the Stuka fared well right up until the battle of Britain where it was decimated by the RAF’s Hurricanes and Spitfires. However in other theatres the Stuka continued to operate effectively especially in the Balkans and on the Russian front as a tank destroyer. Over 6,500 Stuka’s were made during its service career and our new B version is one of the most easily recognised and photographed variants of the Desert campaign, sporting a distinctive snake adorning the length of its fuselage. A limited edition of 10 of these models are available worldwide for immediate delivery today.