WOW199 – JU87 ‘Russian Front’ (Green)

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Description

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 D version is one flown by none other than Hans Rudel, the highest scoring aerial tank aerial ace of WW2 with 519 tanks claimed destroyed during 2530 ground attack missions. A limited edition of 10 of these models are available worldwide.