About the Ju 87D-1 Stuka – German Dive Bomber:
The sharp, distinct siren of a Junkers 87 Stuka is unforgettable. It is the sound that starts as the famed World War II German airplane begins its precise dive onto its target below. The Jericho-Trompete wailing siren was added to engage in psychological warfare to terrify the ground troops below. The “Stuka”—an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug—is one of the most famous dive bombers of the war. The Germans first experimented with the Stuka in blitzkrieg tactics during the Spanish Civil War of 1936. Its success and deadly accuracy confirmed the German’s strategy. The Stuka was used during the Third Reich’s initial conquest of Europe, softening enemy positions as Panzer units crossed the countryside.
The Ju 87 went through several versions over the course of the war, but the “D” model was the most prolific with over 3,600 built. Some upgrades over its predecessors included a powerful 1,400 hp Junker Jumo 211J engine. A better engine meant the Stuka could carry a larger bomb—up to a 2,650 lb one. Additionally, fuel capacity was increased. The Stuka was first built in 1935, however, by 1939, the aircraft was already outdated. For the Germans, the Stuka’s success coupled with a lack of alternative options meant the dive bomber was produced for the entirety of the war and saw action at every theater.
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This beastly build features an updated design with custom printing along the sides of the fuselage and on top of the wings. The intake and instrument panels are printed, and the build includes a pair of custom minifigures. Play features include a study design, spinning prop, brick-built bombs, and functioning landing gear.
- Designed by Brennen Putz
- 640 LEGO® & BrickArms® elements
- 2x custom minifigs
- Custom printed elements
- High-quality sticker sheet
- Full-color printed building instructions
- 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.