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.
In Battlefield 1942, the Ju-87 is the Wehrmacht dive bomber. It spawns on the along with an Bf 109 and on airfields on every map the Wehrmacht and Afrika korp 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.