by: Charles Reading [ ]
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Introduction:The Ju 87 saw service from the Spanish Civil War to the end of the Second World War, with its gull wings and fixed landing gear, making the Ju87 one of the iconic war birds of all time.
Body of textThis book, authored by Eddie J. Creek, is a relatively large format measuring 9” x 12.5” (22.9cm x 31.8cm)with 336 pages. There are hundreds of photographs, line drawings, both in B&W and color, many previously unpublished. The book also has color plates showing various individual aircraft and their color schemes. The book covers the Ju 87 from the drawing board to the end of the war. Many of the lesser known pilots along with the more famous ‘Stuka’ pilots are highlighted and discussed in depth. Every variant is documented and there are many line drawings and rare photographs supporting the chapters. The book consists of ten (10) chapters, an Appendix, Chapter notes and an index.
ContentsThe Chapter breakdown is as follows:
Chapter One: The Concept: Origins of the German Dive-Bombers
Chapter Two: Adoption and Design
Chapter Three: Realization and Development
Chapter Four: Application
Chapter Five: Vindication - 1940
Chapter Six: Expansion - 1941
Chapter Seven: Improvement
Chapter Eight: Variations
Chapter Nine: Decline - 1944
Chapter Ten: Finale - 1945
Conclusion:This is the definitive book about the Ju 87 ‘Stuka’ Dive - Bomber. In a short review one can’t possibly go into depth and detail to explain the vast amount of information this book contains. Hopefully between the Chapter headings and the photographs provided in the review the reader can get an idea into how detailed and informative this book is.
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