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Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
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Specifications

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        Crew:
        Engine:
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        Weight Empty:
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        Machine Guns:
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        Year Deployed:
dive bomber
two
Junkers Jumo
1,410 hp
37 ft. 9 in.
45 ft. 3 in.
8,600 lbs.
14,530 lbs.
4 - 7.92 mm
3,962 lbs.
200 mph
255 mph
350+ mph
830 fpm
24,000 feet
950 miles
5/15/35
1937






Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

The RC Stuka from Banana Hobby is a foamy that is available as a kit, ARF, or RTF. Its wingspan is 56 in. and length is 46 1/2 in. Included with the RTF are crew figures, motor, controller, eight servos, flight battery, and radio. Weight is around 4 lbs.

The Stuka, officially Ju-87, is one of the best known and most easily recognized German World War II war birds. It was an effective precision dive bomber that was successfully used to support rapidly advancing columns of German tanks in their Blitzkreig tasks. "Stuka" is a contraction of sturzkampfflugzeug, the German word for dive bomber.



Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

The RC Stuka from NitroPlanes is a foamy with a 55 in wingspan and 42 in. length. It comes as a kit, ARF, or RTF. Ready to fly weight is around 3 3/4 lbs.

The origins of the airplane date back to the late 1920's. That is when the first dedicated dive bomber was developed by Junkers. It was done is secrecy due to the restrictions placed on the production of weapons by Germany as a condition of their surrender in World War I. However, realizing the value of a tactical support dive bomber, Germany went ahead with a full development program in the early 1930's.



Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

The RC Stuka from ESM has a wingspan of 80 in. and a length of 67 in. Construction is a glass fiber fuse with balsa b/u wings. Working flaps are included. Power can come from 1.60 to 1.80 - four stroke or 30 to 40 cc gas engine. All up weight should be between around 14 lbs.

Interestingly, the first dive bomber produced, a prototype that first flew on May 15, 1935, was powered by a Rolls Royce Kestrel engine. It was an instant success
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Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

Hobby King Durafly's RC Stuka has a wingspan of 43 in. and length of 32 in. It is a foamy ARF with flaps, motor, and controller included. Weight is around 2 1/4 lbs.

Production airplanes differed from the prototypes in that they were equipped with dive brakes. A more powerful Junkers Jumo replaced the Rolls Royce engine. These aircraft saw action starting in 1937 over Spain during the Spanish Civil War
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Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

Guillow's has a kit we have seen converted to a RC Stuka with electric power. It is all balsa with a 34 in. wingspan. It can also be built with rubber power or engine power, for U-control, or free flight.

As a result of combat experience the airplane was further modified with an automatic dive control system enabling the pilot to predetermine the pull out altitude of a dive. More powerful engines and additional armor for crew protection were also added
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Radio Control Airplanes Stuka Dive Bomber
RC Stuka

Hyperion's RC Stuka has a wingspan of 55 in. and is 50 in long. Included with the ARF are a motor, spinner, and flaps. Weight is about 4 3/4 lbs.

The airplane type pictured first above was introduced in early 1942. It was equipped with two 37 mm cannons for use against tanks, primarily on the Eastern Front. Other types were used against ground forces in night operations.



RC Stuka
RC Stuka

The rc Stuka from Flying Styro has a wingspan of 34.5 in. and a length of 27.5 in. Flying Styro recommends a AXI 2212/34 motor. Weight is around 17 oz.

Although a successful dive bomber, the airplane was an easy, slow target for modern fighter aircraft. It had large losses during attacks against England. It was far more successful when the Luftwaffe initially had air superiority in places like North Africa and the Eastern Front.



RC Stuka
RC Stuka

The rc Stuka from Great Planes has a 70 in. wingspan. It has a length of 55 in. The ARF is of all wood construction and includes working flaps as an option. You can power it with .61 to .75 two cycle engines or a .91 four cycle engine. All up weight should be around 8 lbs.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

A total of about 5,700 Stuka airplanes of all types were produced.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

The two pictures immediately above are of the good looking RC Stuka built by Howard Cahr from Nick Ziroli Plans. Wingspan is 100 in. and length is 77 in. You can use 3.0 to 4.2 ci engines for power. It should weigh from 26 to 32 lbs. upon completion. In addition to plans, Nick Ziroli also has short kits of the RC Stuka.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

RC Groups tochero, aka Federico, built the nice looking RC Stuka from enlarged Raska plans. Wingspan is 45 in.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

Kyosho's RC Stuka has a 47 1/2 in. wingspan. Flaps are included with the ARF. Length is 37 in. and weight is 40 oz. Motors should be a minimum of 200 Watts and a maximum of 400 Watts.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

The BlackHorse Models RC Stuka comes almost ready to fly. Construction is balsawood and ply. Wingspan is 75 1/2 in., length is 61 1/2 in. and you will need a 1.20 two cycle engine for power. Weight is about 10 3/4 lbs.

RC Stuka
RC Stuka

The RC Stuka from Paidiss RC has a 680 mm wingspan and 540 mm length. It is a foamy that comes as RTF including flight battery and radio. Weight is around 226 g.


RC Stuka
RC Stuka

Motion RC has t he RC Stuka from FMS. It is a foamy that comes RTF wigh a wingspan of 1400 mm and a lenght of 1060 mm. It needs your flight battery and radio. All up weight is about 1680 g.

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