The Stuka was specifically designed for a vertical bomb run, or as popularly known as “dive-bombing”. The 87-B model was the most widely used of the Stuka’s and first saw service during the 1939 Polish Campaign. In May 1940, it successfully lead the German invasion of France and the Low Countries but, later in the year, had to be withdrawn from battle when it suffered heavy losses at the hands of Britain’s Royal Air Force during the air “blitz” of southern England. The nickname Stuka is an abbreviation of “Stukampfglugzeug”- the designation given this plane by the Immelmann Dive-bomber group.
Balsa WWII Models
Our most popular kit series (16.5″ wing span). These easy building balsa airplane kits contain LASER CUT balsa parts, plastic cowls and canopies, decals, plastic prop, wheels, tissue and a 24-page model building booklet. For ages 10 and up. Approx 1:30 scale.
Quality scale balsa model airplane kits. These model construction kits have scale realism for the super detail fan and light weight for those who build and fly. Each model is a small but faithful replica of an airplane widely known for deeds in wartime or present day popularity.