Mastercraft Collection: Ju-87 Stuka..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.6 inches
The Junkers Ju 87 owes its success to two people: Herman Pohlmann and Ernst Udet. It was during the late 1920s when Pohlmann came up with the design of the Ju A 48, which was the earliest ancestor of the Ju 87. The 48 was already fashioned for dive bombing and had showed commendable results during the testing. As such, Pohlmann continued to venture into the plane’s concept. Around that time, Ernst Udet took notice of the dive bomber aircraft and decided to test it for himself. Quite a few designs resulted from years of modifications, among which was the Ju 87. The Junkers Ju, also known as Stuka, was officially introduced in 1933. The first prototype was completed in October 1935, but the first flight was held a month earlier (less non-essential parts). The Ju87 Stuka was declared the winner of the program by none other than Udet.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!