The Junkers Ju 87 (Stuka) was an accurate and very effective dive bomber from Germany on the second world war. The Stuka first flew in 1935 and 6,500 Ju 87s of all versions were built between 1936 and August 1944. The Stuka dived at a 60-90� angle, holding a constant speed of 500�600 km/h (350-370 mph) due to dive-brake deployment, which increased the accuracy of the Ju 87's aim.
The pilot released the bomb (usually at a minimum height of 450 m - 1,480 ft)and initiated the automatic pull-out mechanism by depressing a knob on the control column.An elongated U-shaped crutch located under the fuselage swung the bomb out of the way of the propeller, and the aircraft automatically began a 6 g pullout.
December 4th, 2015
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