Ju 87 Stuka Dive Accidents

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von thoma
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Ju 87 Stuka Dive Accidents

Post by von thoma » 18 Nov 2017 00:16

Record of a Ju 87 multiple accident due to weather conditions: https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/15-august-1939/
13 aircrafts Ju 87 lost, killing their 26 pilots and gunners.

Do you know some example of Ju 87 Stuka accident, but during his dive ?
Due to lack of recovery, or wing disintegration.

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Re: Ju 87 Stuka Dive Accidents

Post by 67SATisfaction » 11 Jan 2018 00:21

The Neuhammer Disaster is a famous incident.

It is hard to find other examples of Stuka's having flown into the ground.

- Lack of recovery. I am sure training accidents and operational errors in judgement happened where the pilot flew into the ground.
- Wing disintegration. I have not heard of the Stuka suffering structural failure causing wing separation. It is probable that the wing structure is stronger than the aerodynamic forces created by exceeding the "critical angle of attack" and stalling. What this means is, the wing is so strong it will stall and stop producing lift before it breaks. It is arguable such a stall occurred with the last Stuka's trying to pull out at Neuhammer.

Here is a link to a thread posted on this forum about the Neuhammer disaster you refer to above...
https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... 9&t=149604

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- Art

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