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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Junkers Ju87 R (Stuka)

Here are some images of Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Junkers Ju87 R (Stuka) Dive Bomber.

From Wikipedia"

 A long range version of the Ju 87B was also built, known as the Ju 87R, the letter allegedly being an abbreviation for Reichweite, "(operational) range". They were primarily intended for anti-shipping missions. The Ju 87R had a B-series airframe with an additional oil tank and fuel lines to the outer wing stations to permit the use of two 300 L (79.25 US gal) standardised capacity under-wing drop tanks, used by a wide variety of Luftwaffe aircraft through most of the war. This increased fuel capacity to 1,080 litres (500 L in main fuel tank of which 480 L where usable + 600 L from drop tanks). To prevent overload conditions, bomb carrying ability was often restricted to a single 250 kg (550 lb) bomb if the aircraft was fully loaded with fuel.
The Ju 87 R-1 had a B-1 airframe with the exception of a modification in the fuselage which enabled an additional oil tank. This was installed to feed the engine due to the increase in range after the addition of the extra fuel tanks.
The Ju 87 R-2 had the same airframe as the B-2, and strengthened to ensure it could withstand dives of 600 km/h (370 mph). The Jumo 211D in-line engine was installed, replacing the R-1s Jumo 211A. Due to an increase in overall weight by some 700 kg (1,500 lb), the Ju 87 R-2 was 30 km/h (19 mph) slower than the Ju 87 B-1 and had a lower service ceiling. The Ju 87 R-2 had an increased range advantage of 360 km (220 mi). The R-3 and R-4 were the last R variants developed. Only a few were built. The R-3 was an experimental tug for gliders and had an expanded radio system so the crew could communicate with the glider crew by way of the tow rope. The R-4 differed from the R-2 in the Jumo 211J powerplant.
Total production amounted to 972 Ju 87R (105 R-1, 472 R-2, 144 R-4), all built by Weserflug. The last Ju 87R rolled off the production lines in October 1941.

6 comments:

Diego said...

Warren friend, I see that you do not stop working.
Do you already have enough firewood for the winter? =))
I've been writing and making demos conferences throughout the summer.

Motorsport Modeller said...

Excellent one of the coolest looking planes from WW2. I am sure it scared the crap out of anyone on the ground when it came screaming down....Impressive build.

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego - Un montón de leña.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Shayne!

Darryl Sherman said...

WZ,so ugly it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Darryl - Indeed. They're like grinning crocodiles.