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Stuka!

by Chris Sorrenti


Having been born after World War II, but with no illusion as to who the evil empire was,
thanks to my dad and his work in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF),
I’ve had the luxury of being able to look at the conflict, especially the machines,
from an objective point of view.

Here is one of many models I built in my younger days. I gave up the hobby in 1998,
due to waning eyesight, relationships and other projects, namely poetry.
This one was completed in the early 80s.

A Monogram 1/48 scale Junkers Ju-87G-1 Stuka dive bomber,
in improvised winter mottle camouflage scheme, Eastern front, 1943-44.

Modified for the anti-tank role, the G-1 had two 37mm (1.2 in) cannon slung under the wings,
and although proving effective against Soviet armour, the downside was that each cannon
had only a few rounds of ammunition, leaving little room for error.

Text © 2016
Photo © 1997 by author


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