Author: Mike Guardia
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-07-20
In the opening days of the Blitzkrieg campaign, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the “Stuka” (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug – the German term for “dive-bomber”), the Ju 87 was perhaps the most feared tactical bomber of the ETO. With its fixed landing gear and inverted gull wings, the Stuka was the most recognizable aircraft of the Blitzkrieg era. With profile plates, close-up photographs and battlescene artwork, this book reveals the design and development history of the aircraft and how the inclusion of its dive-activated siren changed it from a reliable and sturdy dive bomber into a psychological weapon, spreading panic in ground units. Mike Guardia goes on to explain how the Stuka became easy prey for Allied aircraft and how its influence waned in the final years of the war.
Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Crecy Pub
Release Date: 2011
Utilizing this slow and relatively lightly armed WWII warplane the German Luftwaffe spearheaded the Blitzkrieg assaults from Poland in 1939, through to North Africa and beyond. From the very first day of the second world war to the very last, the Ju 87 operated on the front line. Famed for its precision bombing, the Stuka's accuracy paid handsome dividends against such pinpoint targets as rail and road bridges, artillery, communications, fortresses, and enemy armor. Its added ability to linger over the combat zone providing continuous close air support to troops in the field and proven capability in the field proved a major asset to the Luftwaffe throughout WWII. For a land-based aircraft, the Stuka earned a formidable reputation as an anti-shipping weapon. Off the coast of Norway, Dunkirk, in the Mediterranean and Arctic, the English Channel, and Black Sea, the Ju 87 chalked up a formidable list of destroyed ships. Later in the war she achieved legendary fame as a specialist anti-tank and night-attack aircraft. Peter C. Smith, a leading authority on the history of dive-bombers and dive-bombing, relates the history of the Stuka and all its variants in great detail. Complemented by more than 250 photographs, comprehensive appendices, equipment and instrument layouts, and color profiles The Junkers Ju87 Stukaprovides essential reading for researchers, historians, and modelers alike.
This is the story of the famous German dive-bomber Ju 87 Stuka. Development history of the all versions and variants. Superb color illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around color photographs and b+w archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts & scale aeromodellers. 1/72 scale plans. 30+ color profiles. Second, expanded and altered edition of the book. Ju 87 Stuka
Introduced in 1935, the Ju 87 was one of the finest planes flown in the Spanish Civil War. That experience led to modifications, and during the invasion of Poland, where this aircraft played a major role, it proved to be most effective as an accurate and destructive dive-bomber. This book details the development of the Ju 87 from birth to its demise, covering each model and variant. Many wartime photos are included, as well as original drawings and plans. For military enthusiasts and historians.
Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2018-02-20
With its cranked wing and vulture-like looks the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber came to symbolise the terror of the German Blitzkrieg. In the early years of the Second World War the Ju 87 lived up to its fearsome reputation, but it eventually met its match when pitted against more modern adversaries. Supported by a comprehensive selection of photographs and technical drawings, Jonathan Falconer's Junkers JU 87 Stuka Manual describes the design, construction and operation of the feared Stuka, which saw frontline action wherever the German Army went – from Norway, western Europe and Russia, to North Africa.
Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka', the most famous WW2 German dive bomber. This publication is a visual study of the production variants of the Junkers Ju 87 B. The 20 page, A4 size booklet contains 7 sheets of 1:48 scale drawings, 8 sheets of 1:72 scale drawings with specification of external changes in various versions of the aircraft and color profiles of 5 planes, all with English and Polish captions.
Author: Eddie J. Creek
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
Release Date: 2012-06-07
A detailed reference on the Ju 87 Stuka. Heavily illustrated, it provides wide-ranging access to information on one of the most well known aircraft of World War 2 and is the most complete history currently on the market.
Author: John Weal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-20
The Ju 87 Stuka was the most feared weapon in the German arsenal in the first year of World War 2, the Luftwaffe using it to deadly effect during the Blitzkrieg between September 1939 and June 1940. Although vulnerable to the enemy fighters due to its moderate speed in level flight and general lack of manoeuvrability, the Ju 87 nevertheless soon came to symbolise the might of Nazi Germany as the mere handful of Stukageschwader supporting the Wehrmacht rampaging out of the Fatherland took a heavy toll of the Allied forces.
Author: John Weal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-20
This final volume of the Osprey trilogy on the Luftwaffe dive-bomber charts its fortunes in the toughest theatre of all: the Eastern Front. Written by John Weal, a leading authority on the Luftwaffe, this book examines how, following its comprehensive defeat over the English Channel in the summer of 1940, the Stuka was able to restore its fearsome reputation over the Eastern Front.
Author: John Ward
Publisher: Zenith Press
Release Date: 2004
Hitler's Stuka Squadrons is a book that separates fact from fantasy regarding the achievements and military career of the Ju 87 aircraft. Able to deliver its bombs accurately onto a target, the Stuka wreaked havoc in Poland and France against ground targets and refugee columns. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons charts the Ju 87's career in 1939-40, when German aerial superiority ensured aircraft losses were low. However, against Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain in 1940 the Stuka was shot out of the skies. The campaign in Russia saw the re-establishment of the Ju 87's supremacy, and would lead to a change in role to one of tank-busting. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons also covers the individual Stuka squadrons, their campaigns, tactics, and pilots. Illustrated with full-color artworks, which show the various changes in livery and design that the Ju 87 underwent during its career, accompanied by a full specifications table that lists range, armament, performance, dimensions, ceiling and weights;- An authoritative book written by an expert on Military history- First-hand accounts from Stuka pilots- Full-colored artworks- Specifications boxes
Author: Fantasy Flight Games
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Games & Activities
Take your Wings of War game into the third dimension! Each historically-accurate, fully-painted miniature represents an aircraft from Wings of War: The Dawn of World War II. All miniatures come complete with maneuver deck and variable-altitude stand. This second series of Wings of War WWII miniatures includes twelve expertly-painted fighters (four planes in three different painting schemes each). The Junkers were a two-seat German ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1935, and made its combat debut during the Spanish Civil War. Now, it's ready to make its debut on your tabletop! Series II includes three ground-attack aircrafts Junker Ju.87 "Stuka," two from the Luftwaffe and one used by the Italian Giovanni Sugaroni (Regia Aeronautica).
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2011-08
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Junkers Ju 87, Vought F4U Corsair, Fairey Gannet, Mitsubishi A5M, Aichi B7A, Blohm & Voss Ha 137, Klemm Kl 35, Dewoitine HD.730, Vultee XP-54, Blackburn Firecrest, Goodyear F2G Corsair, Breda Ba.201, Bristol Type 133, Blackburn B-54, Heinkel He 118, Bartini Stal-7, Kawasaki Ki-5, Fleet 50, Blohm & Voss Ha 139, Chyeranovskii BICh-21, Nakajima Ki-8, Bowers Namu II, Blohm & Voss Ha 140, Junkers Ju 187. Excerpt: The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-man (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 Luftwaffes 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 aircraft recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, like many other dive bombers of the war. Its flaws became apparent during the Battle of Britain; poor manoeuvrability, lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required heavy fighter escort to operate effectively. The Stuka operated with further success after the Battle of Britain, and its potency as a precision ground-attack aircraft became valuable to German forces in the Balkans Campaign, the African and Mediterranean Theaters and the early stages of the Eastern Front campaigns where Allied fighter resistance was disorgani...