Junkers Ju 87D-1 (StuKa)
Type: Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Junkers - Germany
Production Total: 6,500
Bulgaria; Croatia; Czechoslovakia; Nazi Germany; Hungary; Italy; Japan; Romania; Slovak Republic; United Kingdom; United States; Yugoslavia
Length: 37.73 feet (11.5 meters)
Width: 45.28 feet (13.80 meters)
Height: 12.80 feet (3.90 meters)
Weight (Empty): 8,598 lb (3,900 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 14,551 lb (6,600 kg)
1 x Jumo 211J-1 inverted-V piston engine developing 1,400 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 255 mph (410 kmh; 221 knots)
Maximum Range: 954 miles (1,535 km)
Service Ceiling: 23,917 feet (7,290 meters; 4.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
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Hardpoints: 2 or 3 (underwing and under-fuselage)
2 x 7.92mm forward-facing machine guns
2 x 7.92mm machine guns in rear-facing cockpit
Maximum external bombload of up to 3,968 lb including conventional drop bombs under fuselage and wing hardpoints, 2 x 37mm underwing anti-tank cannons and anti-personnel munitions.
Ju 87 V1 - Prototype Model fitted with Rolls-Royce Kestrel V inline engine generating 640hp; endplate vertical surfacing; One of this type produced; second prototypes (2 constructed) fitted with Junkers Jumo 210Aa inline engine generating 610hp; fourth prototype featured increased vertical tail surface; this last prototype became base model for production series.
Ju 87A - Base Production Model of the fourth Ju 87 V1 prototype; fitted with Jumo 210C engine generating 640hp; 210 of this model produced.
Ju 87B - Fitted with Jumo 211D at 1,200hp; features included spats replacing the wheel farings and larger canopy.
Ju 87D - Official dive bomber and ground attack model fitted with Jumo 211J at 1,410hp engine; revised canopy and engine cowling, increased vertical tail surfacing, improved armament and redesigned landing gears.
Ju 87G - Anti-tank derivative featuring 2 x 37mm underwing cannons.
Ju 87H - Trainer variant based on the Ju 87D model but fitted with dual control systems.
Ju 87R - Long-range anti-shipping variant based on the Ju 87B model.