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Junkers Ju 87B-1

Shown here is a Ju 87B-1 of 4./II./StG.77 and loaded with 50 kg (110 lb) SC50K bombs with Dienartstab extended percussion fuses.

Junkers Ju 87B-1
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006
    • Hobilar
      Country of origin: Germany

      Type: Two-seat Dive Bomber

      Powerplant: One 1,200 hp (at take-off) Junkers Jumo 211Da 12-cylinder liquid cooled inline. (1,100 hp at 4,920 ft)

      Dimensions
      Length: 36 ft 5 in (11.1 m)
      Height: 13 ft 2 in
      Wingspan: 45 ft 3.3 in (13.8 m)
      Wing area: 343.368 sq ft

      Weights
      Empty: 5,980 lb
      Empty equipped: 6,090 lb
      Maximum loaded : 9,560 lb

      Performance
      Max Speed at sea level: 211 mph
      Max Speed at 13,410 ft : 238 mph
      Maximum Cruising speed : 209 mph at 12,140 ft
      Economic Cruising speed : 175 mph at 15,090 ft
      Service ceiling: 26,250 ft (8,000 m)
      Maximum Range (unloaded): 490 miles
      Maximum Range with 1,102 lb bomb : 370 miles
      Time to 3,280 ft : 2 min
      Time to 6,560 ft : 4.3 min
      Time to 12,190 ft : 12 min

      Armament:
      Two fixed forward-firing 7.9 mm MG17 machine guns
      One flexible 7.9 mm MG15 in rear cockpit
      Bombload : One 1,102-lb (500 kg) bomb; or One 551-lb (250 kg) bomb and four 110-lb (50 kg) bombs underwing
    • Hobilar
      On the first of September 1939 Ju87B-1s carried out the first combat mission of the Second World War. Just eleven minutes after the declaration of war between Germany and Poland, three Ju87B-1s took off to attack the Dirschau Bridge.

      For the campaign in Poland the Luftwaffe employed all nine of its Ju87 Gruppen-A total of 319 dive bombers.
    • Hobilar
      Just eleven minutes after the declaration of war between Germany and Poland, three Ju87B-1s took off to attack the Dirschau Bridge.

      This, the first bombing raid of the war, was conducted by 3/St. G.1 (St.G is an abbreviation of Stukageschwader Gruppe, or Dive-Bomber Group) and led by Captain Bruno Dilley. Their target was Polish defence positions near the Dirschau Bridge which was positioned on the major artery through the Danzig corridor.
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