BALKANS SCOURGE!

BALKANS SCOURGE!

Airfix's excellent 1/72 Stuka makes a welcome return, with this Balkans-theatre version built by Huw Morgan.

Airfix 1/72 Ju 87

Principles and origins of dive-bombing as an attack technique can be traced to World War One, where accurate over-the-horizon placement of explosives on specific ground targets was seen as a vital extension to field commanders' artillery options.

By World War Two, the technique was refined by three major proponents: the USA and Japan employed it during Pacific naval battles and Germany’s Luftwaffe had a ‘dress rehearsal’ during the Spanish Civil War, subsequently dive-bombing with devastating effect on its conquest of the low countries and Poland.

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