The innovative Czech manufacturer has re-issued Academy’s 1/72 Junkers Ju 87, but added its own styrene and PE parts to produce the D-5 variant.


Junkers’ Ju 87 is one of the most widely kitted aircraft ever, with a great many firms tackling it in 1/72 scale, let alone those iterations in 1/48 or larger. One of the better 1/72 toolings is by Academy, which released a Ju 87G-1 in 2002, and then re-issued/re-worked it on various occasions since.

Having already partnered with Academy on last year’s 1/72 Harvard project (see here), Special Hobby has collaborated with the Asian firm again… this time via Academy’s Stuka. It has moulded an entirely new runner to supplement the original parts, and it carries many items, including this sub-type’s longer wheel spats, a rudder, bombs, ETC 50 twin bomb racks, a centreline bomb cradle and wing gun barrels.

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