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Stuka

Post by Helmut » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:18 am

Servus,
I have always wondered what was the optimum altitude at which a Stuka dropped it's bomb load? Also at what altitude did the plane pull out of it's dive?

Could a Stuka drop it's payload like a hoizontal bomber or only as a dive bomber?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Stuka

Post by charlieboy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:13 pm

helmut
it could dive at up to 600km/h normally it dropped it's bomb load at 1.500 feet as soon as the bomb was dropped the auto pilot came on which resulted in a 6g pull out any lower the pilot would have had to pull out giving him a 7g pullout which could make him unconscious for up to 10 seconds, as far as bombing horizontally no problem at all, for more info go to wikipedia and tap in junkers ju 87. hope this helps.

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Re: Stuka

Post by Helmut » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:45 am

charlieboy,

Thanks verymuch. Just what I needed to know.

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Re: Stuka

Post by charlieboy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:33 pm

helmut did you go to wiki and read the article's on there?

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Re: Stuka

Post by tigre » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:05 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement........................
it could dive at up to 600km/h normally it dropped it's bomb load at 1.500 feet as soon as the bomb was dropped the auto pilot came on which resulted in a 6g pull out any lower the pilot would have had to pull out giving him a 7g pullout which could make him unconscious for up to 10 seconds
Not always, sometimes it may fail

Neuhammer - Aug 15, 1939.

It was August 15, 1939. On the airbase at Cottbus the Stukas were lined up. The engines started up. It was the I./ StG 76, called the 'Grazer group' because their peacetime location was located in the beautiful Styria (Graz - Austria).

That day the Group was to carry out an aerial attack, with the whole unit, for the eyes of some high Luftwaffe generals at the Truppenübungsplatz Neuhammer (today Świętoszów),in the Saganer Heide. Ammunitions loaded: Cement bombs with smoke.

The commander, Hauptmann Walter Sigel, held a briefing with the pilots. He ordered the attack formation and its dive's sequence.

Then came the weather reconnaissance squadron (Wettererkundungsstaffel) and reported: On Target cloud bank, two thirds cover, cloud height 2000 meters, cloud base at 900 meters, including good ground visibility. Is clear for the attack. They would go flying at 4000 meters, then would pierce the clouds in the dive and wait to the last 300 to 400 meters before the interception of the target with the crosshair.

In short, two Ju-87B of the Staff, all the 2. Staffel (Oberleutnant Goldmann) with nine machines and two more of the 3. Staffel hit the ground. In all 26 young airmen were killed. After the board of Inquiry, none was blamed on this incident.

Sources: http://bobrzanie.pl/2012/05/14/cemoi07/ ... ent-page-1
http://www.heinrich-schwenker.italodito ... f10065.pdf

They pulled out to low and to late. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Stuka

Post by tigre » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:30 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..................................

Ju-87 STUKA......................

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/P15-battle-of-br ... true&rt=nc

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The typical armament for its task, a bomb of ?? kgs......................................
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Re: Stuka

Post by tigre » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:39 am

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Airfield!

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Staffel of Junkers Ju-87 "Stuka" deployed at one airfield in the Mediterranean; in the foreground a tent and then a tanker truck.................................
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