The Ju-87 Sturzkampfflugzeug (English: Dive Bomber) was a German two-seat dive bomber used in World War II, aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed Aircraft fairing undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho Trumpet") wailing siren, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942.
The Ju-87 is a Wehrmacht dive bomber featured in Battlefield 1942. Along with the Bf 109, it spawns on the airfields of every map the Wehrmacht and Afrika korps is on. It has space for two players: one pilot who has control over the aircraft, dual frontal machine guns and two bombs, and one gunner who mans rear mounted dual machine guns.
The Ju-87, like all diver bombers, is less maneuverable, slower and bigger than fighters. However, it is more heavily armored and has much better armament for attacking ground targets. With its ability to drop two bombs at once, it can destroy or heavily damage a medium tank with relative ease, while lighter targets will surely be destroyed.
The Ju-87 is prone to damage from fighters, heavy machine guns, and anti-aircraft guns. It can potentially hold its own against fighters, as its dual machine guns are nearly as effective as a fighter's machine guns, though it can be easily outmaneuvered.
It is the German equivalent to the Russian Il-2 Sturmovik.
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The Stuka B-1 is the standard dive-bomber, equipped with two 7.92mm MGs and a bomb loadout of four 50kg bombs and one 100kg bomb.
The Stuka B-2 is specialised towards attacking armour, and featured dual 37mm autocannons and a single 250kg bomb.
Both variants are two seaters with a rear gunner able to use an MG15.