Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stuka Replica

 This 7/10-scale Ju 87 B was built in 1977-78 by an engineer named Louis Langhurst from Carriere, Mississippi. It required 8,000 man-hours to complete and was patterned on the full-size Ju 87 B Stuka currently on display at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry. The plane is powered by a 220-hp Lycoming engine (vs. the original Stuka's 1200-hp Jumo 211) and has a top speed of 137 mph. It is currently owned by Mitchell Sammons of Belgrade Maine.

The scale is hard to determine till its parked next to a full size plane.

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