JU87 G-2 Anti-Tank ( Hasegawa 1/48 scale)
Love it or hate it, one has to agree, this airplane has a definite image problem. But you would have to also agree that no other airplane represents the onset of WW2 better. That maybe why only a handful still exist and from I understand, none fly.
This version of the JU87 G-2 Stuka was mounted with a pair of 37 mm cannons, used to blast Tanks primarily on the Eastern front.
The Hasegawa kit is a very nice kit with one very obnoxious problem. To make the added wing tip length, the geniuses at Hasegawa simply molded over their existing mold from the older version. This causes an over lap that has to be sanded down and re-scribed.
The control arms on the flaps are also somewhat vague and look better if they are removed and replaced. I removed them from this model and replaced them with metal rod.
The gun barrels and flash suppressors were drilled and opened up. Photo-etch gun sights were added to the rear gun. I added some seatbelts and a few other details to the cockpit, however the kit cockpit is pretty nice as is. Overall a fun build.
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