Junkers Ju 87 R-4 - STUKA First Look - FHCAM

Here's a short montage of some closeups of Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's newly revealed Junkers Ju-87 R4 Stuka. They will be finishing its final restoration to flying condiation on the display floor so visitors can watch its progress. I'm SUPER excited for this and can't wait to make my weekly visits to see what's going on. AND they still have portions of the original wrecks on display as well. History of the Artifact This Stuka, an R-4 version modified to fly long distances, was built in 1941 and was destined for North Africa before being diverted to the fighting in Russia. Serving with Lehrgeschwader (demonstration wing) 1 and then Sturzkampfgeschwader (dive bomber wing) 5, the plane operated in northwest Russia, near the border with Finland and Norway. The aircraft was on a mission to bomb Murmansk in April of 1942 when it was attacked by Soviet fighters and crashed to the west of the city. The wreckage remained in the wilderness until the early 1990s, when it was acquired by a private collector and shipped to England. The rare plane was eventually obtained by the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) in Berlin in 1997. The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum began a restoration to flying condition on this rare and important aircraft in 2013. This is one of only three surviving Stukas left in the world.

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