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IF:Ju-87 "Stuka"

Ju-87 "Stuka"
Side:Axis
Type:Plane
Role:Dive Bomber
Avaible from version:1.00
Crew:2
  • pilot
  • gunner(rear)
Armament:xxxx
xxxx


The Junkers Ju-87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-man (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft. The Stuka first flew in 1935 and keep in duty until 1945, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the blitzkrieg victories of 1939–1942. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, poor maneuverability and a lack of both speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required heavy fighter escort to operate effectively. By the end of the conflict, the Stuka had been largely replaced by ground-attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw-190, but was still in use until the last days of the war.

 

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  • This plane's role to attack ground target, not for dogfight, don't forget this while you fly it.
  • Stuka can carry multiple bombs,and also two machinegun. Use MGs against soft targets, like trucks and infantry, because there are just a few bomb in this plane.
  • Even if you can operate the Stuka alone, but you are useless against any enemy plane. If possible call someone to rear gunner, because it's very effective against enemy planes, and soft ground targets.

IF:FW-190 F8

FW-190 F8
Side:Axis
Type:Plane
Role:Fighter
Avaible from version:1.00
Crew:1
  • pilot
Armament:xxxx
xxxx


The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (Shrike) was a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed in the late 1930s. The 190 was used by the Luftwaffe in a wide variety of roles, including day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter. It was very popular by its pilots and feared by its enemies. The Fw 190 became the backbone of the Jagdwaffe (Fighter Force), along with the Bf 109. Version F was adopted for ground attacks so it could carry bombs.

 

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  • Even if the FW-190 useful against ground targets, but mainly created to fight against enemy planes.
  • This plane can carry bombs, but in very limited number. If your task to destroy a ground target, you need to be very precise, because there are no more try. Your machine guns not really effective again ground target.
  • Be careful while lift-off and check more times the field on front of you, the plane's nose is big, and can cover all the things.

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Russia

IF Petlyakov Pe-2

Petlyakov Pe-2
Side:USSR
Type:Plane
Role:Bomber
Avaible from version:1.00
Crew:3
  • pilot
  • gunner
  • gunner
Armament:xxxx
xxxx


The Petlyakov Pe-2 was a Soviet dive bomber aircraft used during World War II. It was regarded as one of the best ground attack aircraft of the war and it was extremely successful in the roles of heavy fighter, reconnaissance and night fighter. It was one of the most important aircraft of World War II, being in many respects similar to the British de Havilland Mosquito, though the Pe-2 was manufactured in greater numbers: 11,400. It was fast, maneuverable and durable, and modernized as the time went to improve its protection against enemy planes.

 

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IF P-39 "Cobra"

P-39 Airacobra
Side:USSR
Type:Plane
Role:Fighter
Avaible from version:1.00
Crew:1
  • pilot
Armament:xxxx
xxxx


The Bell P-39 Airacobra designed by Bell Aircraft, it had an innovative layout, with the engine installed in the center fuselage, behind the pilot, and driving a tractor propeller via a long shaft. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the absence of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work.

The most successful and numerous use of the P-39 was by the Red Air Force. They received the considerably improved N and Q models. The comparatively low-speed, low-altitude nature of most air combat on the Russian Front suited the P-39's strengths: sturdy construction, reliable radio gear, and adequate firepower. Soviet pilots appreciated the cannon-armed P-39 primarily for its air-to-air capability. Soviet P-39s had no trouble dispatching Junkers Ju 87 Stukas or German twin-engine bombers and matched, and in some areas surpassed, early and mid-war Messerschmitt Bf 109s.

 

 




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