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Junkers Ju 87 D-3, Regia Aeronautica

Luftwaffe Aviation Art - Color profiles by Simon Schatz

Junkers Ju 87 D-3, Regia Aeronautica

della 207° Squadriglia, 103° Gruppo, Atonomo Tuffatori, Chilivani, June 1943

References / profiles

Regia Aeronautica- Caccia & Assalto 1940-1943 Parte II, Paolo Waldis, Mario De Bortoli
La Bancarella Aeronautica, pps 62, 67.

Additional informations

Between April 1943 and the collapse of the Italian state in September 1943, the Regia Aeronautica received quite a few Ju 87 D-3's. These were former Luftwaffe aircraft .The aircraft represented here was stationed on Sardinia. This machine flew a mission against Allied forces on Sicily on the 12th of July 1943, where Allies had landed two days earlier. Despite murderous anti-aircraft fire one freighter of 7000 tons was sunk.

This aircraft still had the original RLM 70/71/65 Luftwaffe paint scheme. The German markings were replaced by Italian ones and the spinner tip and the "1" on the fuselage were probably red.
  meet the Author:      

Simon Schatz

  1978 I was born in Vienna and I am working as technical employee in an architect's office. I am building plastic models since I am 12. It started with a F-16 Fighting Falcon in 1/32, which was followed by a few cars and trucks. A Heinkel He111 H-6 in 1/72 brood my interest for the German Luftwaffe. Since 2001 I am creating color profiles also.

Some of them have been already published in relevant magazines and books. The motto for building models and drawing profiles is the same: Learning by Doing. To practise my passion it is required to collect the necessary documentation, an expensive, but interesting hobby, especially when I can obtain rare second hand aviation antiquars.
  Simon Schatz  
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