Hitler’s Stuka Squadrons
The Ju-87 ‘Stuka’ dive-bomber was one of the most distinctive and important aircraft of World War II. Flying ahead of the Panzer divisions and dropping bombs with pinpoint accuracy, the Stuka was a key component of the German Blitzkrieg and a potent psychological weapon. It had a long and distinguished operational history from its first dive-bombing missions over Republican Spain in 1938 to its final sorties as a cannon-armed tank-buster on the Eastern Front in 1945. Using full colour artworks, eyewitness accounts, and contemporary photographs, this book charts the development, deployment, and eventual decline of this unique aircraft.