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Ju87 Stuka dive bomber
One of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers, this one is at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London. The other is at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
your angles are spot on,mate…i still reckon the light should go up one hour a day for photographers…we provide them so much free and well deserved publicity,they would do us well by doing that for just an hour a day…
Wow – rare indeed. I particularly like the shot of the landing gear
Excellent angles, you’ve given the feel of the whole plane in 2 shots~
Nice shot of a rare plane.
A scary plane , striking fear with its banchee scream . Not a match for the Hurricanes and the Spitfires though and the stuka were withdrawn from the Battle of Britain due to the heavy losses incured on plane and crews.
Yeah would be nice, but I got to be honest, it’s my fault for not taking the right kit. Looking at your photos of Hendon (which inspired me to go as you know! thanks for the tip by the way!) you have managed well enough. But yeah, upping the lights, or having some more diffuse lighting, I got shed loads of lens flare on a lot of shots.
When I blow the dust off the PS2 and dig out "Secret Weapons Over Normandy" these buggers are always the easiest to shoot down!
Great shots Ian of a striking looking machine – can`t believe there are only two left out of almost 7000 manufactured in total. Interesting also that they had an "anti dive" autpilot mechanism – very advanced for its day and possibly saved the pilots in some cases ?
There actually is a third one in Germany, in the Sinsheim/Speyer technik museum. That Stuka is an unrestored wreck though, lifted from the sea somewhere in the Mediterranean.
I visited Hendon last spring and took several pictures of this bird. Used a tripod, so I could stop down and avoid lens flare. In some cases the exposure time was 2 minutes!
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