German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber of Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 in Russia, early 1942

Caption   German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber of Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 in Russia, early 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-393-1409-18
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Added Date 7 Nov 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Oct 2010 05:24:19 PM

Junkers Ju87D-3 (J9+EH?) of 7./StG 1 that
operated out of Czechoslovakia, January 1943
This unit along with III./StG 1, took part
in the attack on the Kursk Salient, July 1943
2. Anonymous says:
8 Nov 2010 10:30:24 AM

The range of the Stuka was far too small.Certainly for Russian distances.
Airfields had to be not farther away than about some three hundred kilometers.That was even in western Europe a drawback
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Nov 2010 06:59:59 AM

"Sturzkampfflugzeug" German for Dive Bomber
the Ju 87 was successful as a dive bomber
when the Luftwaffe enjoyed air-superiority.
During the Battle of Britain, the Stuka was
withdrawn because of losses to RAF single-
engine fighters.

In the early days of the invasion of Russia
the Luftwaffe enjoyed air-superiority.
Later it was lost fighting against the Russians, who were able to put into service
modern single-engine fighters.

The Stuka was assigned to ground attack, the Ju 87D was armed w/ 2x37mm cannons for tank busting. The Ju 87D had a range of 950 miles

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