Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka – 3./StG.2 ‘Immelmann’, German Luftwaffe, Eastern Front, 1941, "Operation Barbarossa", World War II
1:72 Scale. Length: 6”. Wingspan: 7.5”
Without doubt one of the most instantly recognizable aircraft of World War II, the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka may not have been the most effective strike aircraft to see combat during the conflict, but it was certainly one of the most feared. Capable of precision bombing support for advancing Wehrmacht ground units, the Stuka heralded the coming of war and as such had been designed specifically to instill fear and confusion into enemy troops and the population at large. Attaching a wailing siren, known as the ‘Jericho Trumpet’, to one of the undercarriage spats on the Stuka’s airframe, served to enhance the reputation of the aircraft, with its distinctive gull wings coming to signify the fearsome manifestation of Blitzkrieg! Although the Stuka was found to be vulnerable against the modern fighters of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, it would go on to play a significant role during Germany’s ‘Operation Barbarossa’, where its precision strikes were used to clear a path for advancing ground units along the vast front line.Detailed crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed markings
Numbered collector card
This 3./StG.2 Stuka wears the standard camouflage of Black/green and Dark green over light blue, but has a roughly applied winter distemper to give it additional protection while operating during winter conditions. It also features a representation of gaping mouth artwork over the air cooler and above, which is described as ‘Ghost Bones’, making this one of the most distinctive Stukas to serve on the Eastern Front.
The Ju 87 Stuka was a German two-seat dive-bomber and ground-attack aircraft of early World War II. First flown on September 17, 1935 the Ju 87 entered limited service with the Luftwaffe in 1937. Although accurate and very effective against ground targets, the Stuka was vulnerable to fighter aircraft. Its poor maneuverability and a lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka often required a fighter escort to operate effectively. Towards the end of the war, the Stuka had been largely replaced by ground-attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years