|Jun 20, 2004, 10:03 PM|
Have a look here.
It's a locally produced mag here in Aus. I've been reading it for years
Brilliant, brilliant magazine - rivetting reading.
It has an article on all the known remaining specimens & their conditions.
The section is called "Stuka Survivors"
They update all our local warbird restorations, international ones & all the new "finds" coming out of Russia, New Guinea etc etc
I'll dig my copy out tonight & fill you all in tomorrow on the status.
|Jun 24, 2004, 03:41 AM|
Sorry for the delay,
According to the article, only two intact examples survive.
The one in Hendon a Ju87D & the other a Ju87R in the museum of science & Industry in Chicago. Both were captured aircraft at wars end.
The next most complete one is a Ju87B in Auto &Technik Museum, Sinsheim Germany which is displayed 'as found' from the bottom of Cap St Tropez & raised in 1989. This one was shot down in 1944.
The rest are mainly wrecks & major components/assemblies, some of which have been restored & displayed mainly in Europe.
The one under restoration to flying condition was recovered from Russia (shot down near Murmansk) and is being restored by a Mr Glenn Lacey. It is reserved the code G-STUK.
From what I read, it looks possible for 1 more (maybe 2) planes to be built if everyone donated the parts (ya-right!) So the aircraft is incredibly rare.
No-one cared much for them at wars end so they were all scrapped.
I've also read a lot on their African campaigns and dozens were captured there and in Italy but met their final fate in the smelters too.
There are anecdotal stories of missing planes (never reported found by either side) in Libya but no-one will know for sure 'til the political landscape changes.
So the only hope is Russia now which is promising. I have read of literally scores of aircraft being retrieved of all types and there is a very active group of 'relic hunters' scouring the country. Crikey I'd love a job like that!
I recently read of 3 Bf 109's being recovered (see the hyperlink above & go to SOLD aircraft) and another very intact Bf 109E from a lake in Norway I think.
Fingers crossed anyway, but it looks like the modellers of the world will have to keep the big girls flying for the time being.
|Jun 28, 2004, 09:14 PM|
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Joined Feb 2004
I am currently finally starting on my Greatplanes Stuka conversion. I got as far as half way through assembling the wing. I have not decided on the motor yet. I am considering the AXI 4130/20 with 9S2P Lipos but haven't decided yet. If anyone has a good suggestion for a ~$150.- electric 60 size motor to use please let me know... - I am still about a month away from purchasing the motor.
|Jun 28, 2004, 10:26 PM|
The FSK Stuka info is on this thread.
It's not on the website until it's been released for a little while.
Not much info at all on it yet I'm afraid.
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