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Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
includes two resin and metal Ju 87 Stuka aircraft, two plastic flight stands, two decal sheets and one Unit card.

Every major attack by the Afrika Korps was preceded by an intensive dive-bomber bombardment designed to flatten all resistance. Ever since
the fall of France, the scream of a Stuka's dive sirens struck fear into Allied soldiers, heralding a deadly-accurate attack from the sky.

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Afrika Korps
The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88’ dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)

The aircraft was easily recognisable by its inverted gull wings and fixed undercarriage. Upon the leading edges of its faired main gear legs were mounted the Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho trumpet") wailing sirens, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942.

Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
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 g-forces.
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)

The Ju 87 operated with considerable success in the close air support and anti-shipping at the outbreak of World War II. It spearheaded the air assaults in the Invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the Norwegian Campaign in the following year. In May 1940, the Ju 87s were crucial in the rapid conquest of the Netherlands, Belgium and France against all targets.

Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)  Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
Under normal circumstances the pilot would locate his target via a bombsight window in the cockpit floor. Using a combination of pilot skill and automatic systems built into the aircraft it would then complete a 180 degree roll and dive at 60 to 90 degrees towards the target.

Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
Once the aircraft reached the appropriate height the pilot would then release the bomb and initiate the automatic pull-out mechanism. Once the nose was above the horizon, dive brakes were retracted, the throttle was opened, and the propeller was set to climb. The pilot regained control and resumed normal flight.
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
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Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
JU 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight Unit Card (x1) Decal Sheet (x2)
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
Flight Stands (x2) Tall Flight Stand Add-ons (x2) 
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103) Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
 Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
 

Boot Camp Battle Report
Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats
To conclude the lessons laid out in the 4th Edition Boot Camp, Phil and James put the theory into practice by playing a 62-point game using the Free For All mission.

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats


Last Updated On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Chris at Battlefront