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German Ju 87B Stuka dive bomber in flight, circa 1940; as seen in publication US Navy Naval Aviation News dated 1 Sep 1943 [Colorized by WW2DB]

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Caption     German Ju 87B Stuka dive bomber in flight, circa 1940; as seen in publication US Navy Naval Aviation News dated 1 Sep 1943 [Colorized by WW2DB] ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Oct 2010 06:09:23 PM


On May 12, 1940 near Sedan, six French Curtiss H-75 fighters from Groupe de Chasse
1/5, attacked a formation of twelve Ju 87s
that were flying without fighter escort, shooting down eleven of the twelve, without loss to themselves.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
31 Oct 2016 05:43:49 PM


The Kriegsmarine wanted it own aircraft carrier called the Graf Zeppelin. The Junkers Ju 87Tr(C) would make up part of its air wing.
Junkers modified a number of Stukas with folding wings,
fitted with arrester gear, the landing gear could be jettisoned for an emergency ditching at sea. It was still armed like its land-based brother w/2 x 7.92mm machine guns in the wings and 1 x 7.92mm MG15 for the rear gunner.
Bomb load was the same 1 x SC 500kg/1,100lb, center line, 4 x SC 50kg/110lb bombs under the wings


Modified with an emergency fuel dump system, inflatable bags in each wing and in the fuselage to stay afloat, two-man life raft with rations and signal flares.
Due to the Graf Zeppelin being cancelled, the naval version of the Ju 87 Stuka were assigned to land bases, and never saw service with the Navy.

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