Junkers JU87B Stuka, S2+AP, 6./StG 77, Graz/Austria, April 1941

Regular Price: $75.00
On Sale For: $56.00
Retired

AA32505-C

Consignment

This is a Consignment sale piece we are offering. It comes in its original box and is in like new condition.

The Aviation Archive by Corgi
AA32505 Junkers JU87B Stuka, S2+AP, 6./StG 77, Graz/Austria, April 1941

1:72 Scale, Limited Edition #487 of 4600
Measures 6.25" long x 7.5" wide

This model can be displayed on the provided acrylic flight stand or with its landing gear.

Decorated in extravagant yellow markings (yellow theatre markings, yellow Staffel letter and trim), this 6.Staffel Junkers Ju87 Stuka was part of Il./StG 77. This unit was first involved in the attack on Yugoslavia in April 1941. They attacked from the North, from their base in Graz in Austria before likewise moving down to Argos to participate in the Cretan campaign.

Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing—a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had twin 37mm cannons and a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.