'Stuka' or 'Sturzkampfflugzeug' was
the general German terminology for dive-bombers, but the Ju 87 with its inverted
gull wing, and fixed-undercarriage was the most famous and feared of all. The Ju
87 was ugly, sturdy, accurate, but very vulnerable to enemy fighters; it's use
demanded air superiority. But its effectiviness in destroying fortifications or
ships, or just scaring people, was undoubted. On the eastern front the last Ju
87 versions were employed as anti-tank aircraft with underwing 37mm guns. Over
5700 built. .