You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe MAIN DATA PLATE, originating from a VERY RARE Ju87 D-1 Trop “Stuka” Dive Bomber! Serving with 5./StG.2, this specific aircraft was shot down over Russia in the forest area of Mostki on April 17, 1942.
Despite the Stuka’s vulnerability to enemy fighters having been exposed during the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe had no choice but to continue its development, as there was no replacement aircraft in sight. The result was the D-series. It featured two coolant radiators underneath the inboard sections of the wings, while the oil cooler was relocated to the position formerly occupied by the single, undernose “chin” coolant radiator. The D-series also introduced an aerodynamically refined cockpit with better visibility and space. Armour protection was increased and a new dual-barrel 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 81Z machine gun with an extremely high rate of fire was installed in the rear defensive position. Engine power was increased again, the Jumo 211J now delivering 1,420 PS (1,044 kW or 1,400 hp). Bomb carrying ability was nearly quadrupled from 500 kg (1,100 lb) in the B-version to 1,800 kg (4,000 lb) in the D-version (max. load for short ranges, overload condition), a typical bomb load ranged from 500–1,200 kg (1,100–2,600 lb).
The internal fuel capacity of the Ju 87D was raised to 800 L (of which 780 L were usable) by adding wing tanks while retaining the option to carry two 300 L drop tanks. Tests at Rechlin-Lärz Airfield revealed it made possible a flight duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes. With an extra two 300 L (80 US gal) fuel tanks, it could achieve four hours flight time.
Production of the D-1 variant started in 1941 with 495 ordered. These aircraft were delivered between May 1941 and March 1942.
Made of aluminum, this is a FANTASTIC piece!. AS it comes from a wreck, it does feature some slight scratches and bends, but it is VERY SOLID otherwise, with NO corrosion or major damage! All information is CLEARLY legible. Made by Junkers, markings indicated are:
u. Motorenwerke A-G Dessau
Ju87 D-1 Trop
Werk-Nr. 087041. XXXX
Gestellschaft m.b.H. Bremen
As so few Ju87 Dive Bombers remain, it makes this a VERY RARE item! Plate itself measures approx. 1″ x 3″ in size, and is still attached to an original piece of the fuselage skin! Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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