RAF Fighters vs Ju 87 Stuka

In the West 1940–41

RAF Fighters vs Ju 87 Stuka cover

RAF Fighters vs Ju 87 Stuka

In the West 1940–41


An illustrated account of the clashes between RAF Fighter Command's Hurricane and Spitfire and the Luftwaffe's Ju 87 Stuka in the skies over France, the Channel and southern England.

The story of the Luftwaffe's Ju 87 Stuka and its use against British targets in 1940 has been clouded by the aircraft's – somewhat unfair – reputation as 'fighter fodder' for the RAF's Hurricanes, Spitfires and turret-armed Defiants. In actuality, it was a formidable weapon when employed properly and remained in operational use for the entirety of World War 2, achieving iconic status through its engagements at Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.

Aviation expert Andy Saunders addresses the misconceptions surrounding the Ju 87 with this fresh appraisal of its famous actions in the skies over France, the Channel and southern England. Enhanced by first-hand accounts, rare photographs and newly commissioned artwork and diagrams, the story unfolds to reveal how the Stuka defended itself against on oncoming fighters and how, in turn, RAF pilots learned to shoot the aircraft down.

Table of Contents

(Subject to Confirmation)
Design and Development
Technical Specifications
The Strategic Situation
The Combatants
Statistics and Analysis
Further Reading

Product details

Published Nov 21 2024
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472862587
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour artwork plates and maps; black & white and colour photographs and illustrations.
Series Duel
Short code DUE 138
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Andy Saunders

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Gareth Hector

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