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When was the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka?

When was the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka?

1937 to 1945
Stuka, German in full Sturzkampfflugzeug (“dive-bomber”), a low-wing, single-engine monoplane—especially the Junkers JU 87 dive-bomber—used by the German Luftwaffe from 1937 to 1945, with especially telling effect during the first half of World War II.

Who invented the Stuka?

Hermann Pohlmann
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive-bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935.

Are there any flying Ju 87?

The rare plane was eventually obtained by the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) in Berlin in 1997. The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum began a restoration to flying condition on this rare and important aircraft in 2013. This is one of only three surviving Stukas left in the world.

What was the name of the Junkers Ju 87?

The Junkers Ju 87, commonly known as Stuka (short of ‘Sturzkampfbomber’, the German word for dive-bomber), is one of the classic military aircraft of aviation history. The name Stuka, together with the ‘Panzer’ (tank) is equal with the modern vision of the ‘Blitzkrieg’ ( Lightning War).

How tall did Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers fly?

After observing Curtiss Hawks dive-bombers at a Cleveland air show in 1933, Udet brought two Curtiss BFC-1 Hawks back to Germany and provided his own show. He dove from 1,000 m (3,280 ft) releasing his bombs at 100 m (330 ft), before pulling out. 1 At least that was the myth.

What was the purpose of the Ju 87?

In this respect, the Ju 87 was always a ground combat aircraft. It was a tactical bomber, who supported the ground groups of the Wehrmacht and not a strategic bomber.

Who was the designer of the Junkers Ju 47?

The military version of the Ju A 48 was designated the Ju K 47. After the Nazis came to power, the design was given priority. Despite initial competition from the Henschel Hs 123, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) – German for the “Aviation Ministry” – turned to the designs of Herman Pohlmann of Junkers and co-designer of the K 47, Karl Plauth.