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Ju 87 Stuka

Ju 87 Stuka in Foreign Service Book Review

By Ray Mehlberger

Date of Review July 2005 Title Ju 87 Stuka in Foreign Service
Author Mirostaw Wawrzynski Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2005 ISBN 83-89450-17-8
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $22.95

Review

This new book by Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is in their usual 6 ½” x 9 ¼” soft cover format. About every other month MMP releases a new book about either a particular aircraft or air unit.

This latest book covers the operational history of the infamous Ju 87 “Stuka” dive-bomber in service with air arms other than the Luftwaffe. Significant numbers of Stukas served with the Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Slovak air forces. The use of the type by the “ROA”, the Russian Liberation Army which fought on the Axis side, is also detailed. Also illustrated are captured Stukas in British, U.S., Russian and Yugoslav colors.

The book is illustrated with 101 black and white wartime photos. There are 27 pages of full color profiles, some are 4-views. These show the Stuka in the markings of the countries mentioned above. The book also has 7 data charts and a bibliography.

Much has been written before about the Stuka in Luftwaffe service and there are also books about it’s anatomy. This book covers just it’s service with these other air forces and, for that reason, will be found of great appeal to modelers, aircraft enthusiasts, and students of WWII air operations. A must for those with an interest in minor air forces and the more obscure aspects of Eastern Front air operations. A definite essential reading for fans of German aircraft who are looking for novel color schemes.

I want to thank Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) and Casemate for this review sample.

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