Junkers Ju 87

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Junkers Ju 87

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Photo 1 is a port side view of a Ju 87 Stuka on the ground.
Photo 2 is a port side view.
Photo 3 is a front view.

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Three b/w photographs on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20070036

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Junkers JU 87.

A two-seat dive bomber. Known as the Stuka, the JU 87 first saw action in the Spanish Civil War. Later it took a prominent part in the invasion of Poland, the French Campaign, the Battle of Britain & the invasion of Russia. The Stuka fared very badly in the Battle of Britain, the R.A.F. shooting them down with ease, & as a result their activities in Western Europe almost ceased. The Stuka, with its distinctive ‘Gull’ wings had sirens attached to the undercarriage legs which created a demoralising scream when in a dive. As a dive bomber the Stuka carried 4000lb of bombs & was armed with four machine guns. Later developments included the heavily armoured JU 87D3 & 87D4 with underwing gun packs for ground attack, & the JU 87G a specialist tank buster.

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“Junkers Ju 87,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23235.

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