The all-metal Stuka has an empty weight of 1,750lb and grosses out at 2,260lb. Maximum speed is 137 m.p.h., cruise 118 m.p.h., and initial climb rate is about 1,000ft/min. The rear gunner has a machine gun, and a bomb is carried under the belly.
The author was greatly impressed by Louis Langhurst’s 7/10 scale Junkers Ju.87 B2. It first flew on July 19 last year (1979), after two years of research and preparing plans and another six years and 8,000 man-hours of buildings.
Eight years after the initial conception of the project, Langhurst's Stuka finally took to the air for the first time on July 19, 1978. Some 8,000 man-hours had been spent on its construction. The 220 h.p. Lycoming GO435B engine turns a hand-carved three-bladed propeller.
"Юнкерс" пришлось вытаскивать на поле практически на руках