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Me-709 Nadelnase St-1 “Pinocchio Stuka”

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“Time for a good hunt!”——Trent “Lemon” Harrison, RAF Ace

During the battle of North Africa, the Tigre and Maus panzers of the Germans faced great threat from brand new British CAS aircrafts like Fairey Marlin and HA-632 Bison. However the production of the Junkers Ju-387 Luftpanzerjagers are limited due to its complexity and most of them are sent to the eastern front. So they decided to do some tweaks on the Me-709 A1-U4 for CAS roles. Though the huge cannon is proved to be deadly to allied tanks the lack of armor protection and low maneuverablity caused by the Flak and more aibrakes made this plane facing great loss and becoming prays of the Supermarine Lemontrees and Supermarine Hammerheads. Later an economy rise occured in Germany and Junkers decided to produce more Ju-387s these planes where replaced by that.

Controls:

1 for Flak
2 for back guns
VTOL up for booster
Camera 1/1 for gunner view
Use trim

Trivia:

“Pinocchio Stuka” is the unofficial nickname of this since it plays the role of a Ju-87G but has a pretty long nose, and the Germans claimed that this plane is extremely powerful but faced great loss in combats.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.8ft (11.2m)
  • Length 49.9ft (15.2m)
  • Height 16.4ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 2,297lbs (1,042kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,099lbs (6,849kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 9.822
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.794
  • Wing Loading 48.1lbs/ft2 (235.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 313.7ft2 (29.1m2)
  • Drag Points 10658

Parts

  • Number of Parts 280
  • Control Surfaces 6