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  • Stuka dive bombers

    the JU-87 Stuka was modeled off a U.S Navy design.
    What Luftwaffe group tested this aircraft in excercises in Russia prior to WW2?
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    What US navy design?

    BigMik1
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      Curtiss Helldiver

      Well yes and no on that thought.
      True, the Germans did buy a Curtiss "Helldiver" to test.
      But the JU-87 was not copied from the Helldiver.
      The Helldiver was a bi-plane!
      Udet was the German pilot who saw the Curtiss Helldiver while on a visit to the US. It was his support of the divebombing concept that brought divebombing to Germany.
      Regards, Gregg

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        Re: Curtiss Helldiver

        Originally posted by Gregg
        Well yes and no on that thought.
        True, the Germans did buy a Curtiss "Helldiver" to test.
        But the JU-87 was not copied from the Helldiver.
        The Helldiver was a bi-plane!
        Udet was the German pilot who saw the Curtiss Helldiver while on a visit to the US. It was his support of the divebombing concept that brought divebombing to Germany.
        Regards, Gregg
        They produced a Heinkel (I forget the model number) dive bomber that was closer to the Curtiss aircraft. It was used in Spain and then gave way to the Ju-87.
        Lance W.

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