Revell makes a fairly good model of a Ju 87B Stuka, probably the most common version of this plane. This model is converted to a Ju 87C-0 preproduction plane for the KM Graf Zeppelin. The plane is part of Trägergruppe 186. The decals used are mainly from the kit, as Revell included both the squadron code and crest which was carried over when TG186 became third group of Stürtz Geswader Eins (III/St.G 1).

The chosen paint scheme for the model is Dunkelgrün (RLM 71)/Swartsgrün (RLM 70) upper and Lichtblau (RLM 65) undersides.I took the basis of the Revell scheme, but adjusted it like this:

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The pilots cockpit with the Geswader insignia.


View down the gunners cockpit with seatbelts and gun.


The tailhook and the wireguard on the tailwheel.


Being a trails and training group, I decided to make the bomb a practice one.


The wing fold, just visible is the handle for folding and some of the wiring between the two parts. The red jury strut is nessecary to stabilise the wing on the model, and probably also on the real plane, but it's not shown in any of the pictures I have seen, it appears only in one set of drawings I have seen.



A close up of the wingfold.


Another picture of the fold.


The finished model.

The Luftwaffe bombers keept the same scheme almost everywhere during the war, sand gelb and white for winter being the only exceptions. I would have liked a more colorfull version like one of those below, but they were made for fun only:

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Be aware that these drawings are made for colourschemes only, and can not be used for meassuring!

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