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Book Review
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New Ju 87 Tome
Junkers Ju-87 From Dive-Bomber to TankBuster 1935-1945
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by: Charles Reading [ CREADING ]

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 text
This 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 There are hundreds of photographs, line drawings, both in B&W and color, many previously unpublished.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.

Contents
The 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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SUMMARY
Highs: This book is very well presented, from the organization of the Chapters, to the photographs, everything about this book is worth while.
Lows: None
Verdict: If you have any interest in the Ju 87 or Aviation history this book will not disappoint.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: ISBN 978 90653 728 9
  Suggested Retail: $79.95
  PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2013
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.80%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.20%

About Charles Reading (CReading)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...

Copyright ©2019 text by Charles Reading [ CREADING ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

.. this book is a huge 330-page A-4 format hardback although it gets less space here than your average Osprey title.. which IMHO is unfortunate since author Eddie Creek has been working on this and other Luftwaffe titles for the best part of forty years..as he explains in this interview
JAN 22, 2013 - 10:29 PM
   

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