1/72 DIE-CAST GERMAN Ju-87 STUKA:
Die-cast metal. Minimum amount of plastic.Professionally painted. Fully assembled. Markings are tampo applied not decals. Rubber rolling wheels. Free spinning propeller. Display stand included.
Canopy can be removed to reveal interior.
On February 10th of 1943, Hans Rudel flew his 1000th mission and became a national hero
to the German public. Rudel, who originated the idea of a tank busting Ju-87 was then posted to the new special "Panzerjagdkommando Weiss" unit (Experimental Detachment for Tank Combat) formed at Briansk to test the newly developed tank-busting version of Ju-87 D-3. A modified Stuka armed with two Rheinmetall-Borsig 37mm (BK) Flak 18 guns (each mounted in special canopy under each wing with 6 rounds of ammunition) was developed at the Luftwaffe's experimental station at Rechlin (near Neustrelitz, Germany).
Prototypes were used at first against Soviet landing crafts in the Black Sea and in the space of three weeks, Rudel destroyed 70 such boats. In March of 1943, during a tank battle
around Belgorod, Rudel knocked out his first tank with his new tank-busting Stuka. These modified Stukas where nicknamed Panzerknacker - Tank Buster or Kanonenvogel - Cannon
Engines: 1 * 1400hp Junkers Jumo 211J
Wing Span: 15.00 m
Length: 11.50 m
Height: 3.90 m
Wing Area: 33.69m2
Empty Weight: 4400 kg
Max.Weight: 6600 kg
Speed: 314 km/h
Range: 320 km