Junkers Ju87
Junkers Ju87-B
Box art by Unknown
Key Information
Kit name Junkers Ju87-B
Ref. number 03030
Price £9.99
Scale 1:72
Dimensions (mm) L154 x W1
Skill level
Difficulty rating2
Kit contents
Parts 52
Transfer sheets 1

Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to contemporary fighter aircraft. Its flaws became apparent during the Battle of Britain; poor manoeuvrability, lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required a fighter escort to operate effectively.

The Stuka operated with further success after the Battle of Britain, and its potency as a precision ground-attack aircraft became valuable to the German war effort.

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