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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA0150
Junkers Ju 87D Stuka Diecast Model
Regia Aeronautica 207a Squadriglia, Sardinia, Italy

Limited Edition
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Junkers Ju 87D Stuka   6.25"   7.5"

The first Ju 87s received by the Italian Air Force were operational aircraft with the Luftwaffe. They came with German paint schemes and markings that were painted over with those of the Regia Aeronautica. The Italian crews changed the aircraft name to picchiata, meaning a good thrashing or can mean dive-bomber. The next derivative of the word is picchiatello, "slightly crazy", a good description of plane and pilot in the midst of an almost vertical dive. Picchiatello became the new name for the Italian Ju 87.

The Regia Aeronautica took delivery of some Ju 87D-3 earlier in 1943. These were assigned to 2 new Gruppi, 103 and 121 which meant inexperienced pilots. When Allied forces invaded Sicily, July 10 1943 the dive-bomber response was left to these Italians. They went to Southern Italy and Sicily to counter the invasion. The overwhelming aerial supremacy of the Allies literally devastated the Stukas with the loss of one US destroyer. Remnants of Gruppo 121 went back to Sardinia early into the 38-day campaign but 103 Gruppo literally ceased to exist.

Junkers Ju 87D Stuka

Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing-a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had twin 37mm cannons and a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Ju 87 Stuka is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with plastic components in areas requiring fine details (such as antennas, pitot tubes and flaperons). The fuselage is beautifully integrated with the wing, with the only visible seam on the bottom. Crisp panel lines cover the surface of the model, which also features an all-metal braced horizontal stabilizer and detailed exhaust stack and engine radiator. The gull-shaped wings have metal spatted landing gear and separately applied flaperons with two balance weights near each wing tip. Variants include the Ju 87D with dive breaks and bombs and the Ju 87G tank killer with 20mm cannon pods.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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