The Ju 87 was used by Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, and Slovakia.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania.
- Bulgaria: 32
- Croatia: 15
- Hungary: 70
- Romania: 115
The Ju 87 Stuka was used on all fronts during the war. It was very vulnerable and relied on total air superiority to be used effectively.
Typically a pilot would start their dive at 6,000' / 2,000 m and go down to 900' / 300 m before releasing their bombs. The dive angle was between 60° and 90°.
Ju 87A-1s and Ju 87B-1s were used by the Condor Legion in the Spanish Civil War.
Flying a Ju 87G, Hans-Ulrich Rudel destroyed over 500 / 519 Soviet tanks. He also sunk a battleship, a cruiser, and a destroyer with his Stuka.
Blitzkrieg in Poland
The very first bombs dropped on September 1, 1939, were by three Junkers Ju 87 B-1s.
There were five Stukageschwader equipped with Ju 87s that were used in the invasion of Poland in 1939.