Airfix A03030A Junkers Ju-87B 1:72 Scale Military Aircraft Series 3 Model Kit
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1936 as part of the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.
The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho Trumpet") wailing siren, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the Blitzkrieg victories of 1939-1942. The Stuka's design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high acceleration. 1:72 scale - Plastic scale model kit. Skill level 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller). Dimensions length 154mm x width 191mm. Number of parts 52. Construction and painting required yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately.