WW2 German Luftwaffe Wing Panel #2 – Junkers – Ju87 B Stuka – RUSSIA w/ HISTORY!

$599.99

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You are bidding on a SUPERB and VERY RARE example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju87 “Stuka” Lower Wing Panel, used only in the Ju87A thru G diver bomber aircraft!  This specific item came from a downed Ju87 B that crashed on the Eastern Front.  I will provide the loss info to the winning bidder.

  

 

The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in World War II. 

he Ju 87 B series was to be the first mass-produced variant. A total of six pre-production Ju 87 B-0 were produced, built from Ju 87 An airframes., The first production version was the Ju 87 B-1, with a considerably larger engine, its Junkers Jumo 211D generating 1,200 PS (883 kW or 1,184 hp), and completely redesigned fuselage and landing gear, replacing the twin radio masts of the “A” version with a single mast mounted further forward on the “greenhouse” canopy, and much simpler, lighter-weight wheel “spats” used from the -B version onwards, discarding the transverse strut bracing of the “A” version’s maingear design. This new design was again tested in Spain, and after proving its abilities there, production was ramped up to 60 per month. As a result, by the outbreak of World War II, the Luftwaffe had 336 Ju 87 B-1s on hand.

The B-1 was also fitted with “Jericho trumpets”, essentially propeller-driven sirens with a diameter of 0.7 m (2.3 ft)mounted on the wing’s leading edge directly forward of the landing gear, or on the front edge of the fixed main gear fairing. This was used to weaken enemy morale and enhance the intimidation of dive-bombing. After the enemy became used to it, however, they were withdrawn. The devices caused a loss of some 20–25 km/h (10-20 mph) through drag.  Instead, some bombs were fitted with whistles on the fin to produce the noise after release.  The trumpets were a suggestion from Generaloberst Ernst Udet. 

The Ju 87 B-2s that followed had some improvements and were built in a number of variants that included ski-equipped versions (the B-1 also had this modification) and at the other end, with a tropical operation kit called the Ju 87 B-2 trop. Italy’s Regia Aeronautica received a number of the B-2s and named them the “Picchiatello”, while others went to the other members of the Axis, including Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. The B-2 also had an oil hydraulic system for closing the cowling flaps. This continued in all the later designs. 

Production of the Ju 87 B started in 1937. 89 B-1s were to be built at Junkers’ factory in Dessau and another 40 at the Weserflug plant in Lemwerder by July 1937. Production would be carried out by the Weserflug company after April 1938, but Junkers continued producing Ju 87 up until March 1940.

 

Made of aluminum, this Ju-87 B wing panel in an INCREDIBLE piece of history!  This specific type of cross used on the lower right wing, and the entire panel retains 95% of its original camouflage paint!  It does feature some scratches, marks, and bends due to the age, but it is still VERY solid!  Also retains part of the original rib structure!  The hand-painted Werk Number is visible on the panel AND access hatch, clearly indicating the EXACT aircraft it came from.  Measuring approx. 33″ x 35″ in size, it would make for s SUPERB display!!  I have indicated the area of the Ju87 this panel is from in the last photos.  A VERY RARE addition to any collection, display, or restoration project!

 


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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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