The Junkers Ju-87 Stuka was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft during World War 2. The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho Trumpet") wailing siren, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the Blitzkrieg victories of 1939-1942.
Stuka in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Stukas were used as flying artillery during World War II. Hans-Ulrich Rudel was one of the more famous Stuka pilots and squadron leaders, leading attacks all across Europe. Although it was the most feared air craft the Germans had, it was horribly vulnerable to all types of fighter aircraft, including ones that were outdated as fighters.
As the war in France bogged down, the Stuka was mounted with 37mm wing cannon to make it a more effective tank buster. This proved to be a tremendous success, making the stuka even more a danger to unprotected ground targets.
During the World War II, the Stuka was the most feared aircraft the Germans had, striking terror in all those who heard it's screaming siren. Even though outclassed and obsolete by the time of the Race Invasion, the Stuka was still used with some limited success. One Stuka saved Heinrich Jäger from an attacking Landcruiser.