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Junkers Ju-187/287

17.5k Zippy6  2.1 years ago
Auto Credit Based on MAHADI's Luftwaffe Challenge (Closed)

Junkers Ju-187/287 "Super Stuka"

Designed to replace the Ju-87 after the Battle of Britain. Project eventually cancelled in autumn of 1943. For more info, check out my forum post HERE.

Controls:
Normal flight controls
AG-1: Activate foward facing MG 131's, shift of pilots PoV to behind gunsight.
AG-2: Activate rear turret
AG-7: Open Canopy
AG-8: Disable to turn off control surfaces (combine with AG-2 when controlling turret).

Armament :

2x MG 151 20mm cannons in the turret
2x MG 131 13mm machine guns mounted in the wing roots.
1x 250kg bomb under the fuselage
4x 50kg bombs under the wings

Features
Tailwheel and cockpit canopy close up/lock up at more than 50kph
Functioning cockpit (not fully though)
Simulated supercharger whine
Quick bomb release (bomb delay of 1/8th of a sec)

Gallery:

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Comparing mine to the original wartime scale model.

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Comparing mine to the original full scale mockup.

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First Super Stuka with an accurately modeled cockpit.

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Fully functioning flaps and trailing edge air brakes.

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After about a year of research of squinting at old photos, scouring the internet for info, plenty of guessing and trial an error. I believe I've made the most accurate model of a Ju-187 since 1943. However it is still far from perfect. If I were to build it again (for the 7th time) I would change the wing geometry, decrease main landing gear track width, numerous changes to the flight model, and add more functioning stuff to the cockpit.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Luftwaffe Challenge (Closed)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 46.6ft (14.2m)
  • Length 40.1ft (12.2m)
  • Height 11.4ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 10,891lbs (4,940kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,732lbs (5,321kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.213
  • Wing Loading 29.3lbs/ft2 (143.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 400.1ft2 (37.2m2)
  • Drag Points 2029

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1087
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 3,873
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    139k MAHADI

    I was kinda amazed when I suddenly noticed the tail rotating back

    2.1 years ago
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    139k MAHADI

    RATING

    Looks : 8.75/10 pts.
    Performance : 9/10 pts.
    Details : 9/10 pts.
    Weaponry : 9.25/10 pts.

    OVERALL RATING : 9/10

    2.1 years ago
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    Sorry about that, but I don't know much about the 187, but I have read quite a bit on the normal Ju-87's, so I didn't really notice, even though to you it was quite obvious lol @BogdanX

    2.1 years ago
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    9,329 Zanedavid

    Yo what IS THIS?! I’ve been flying around in it for at least an hour! It honestly preforms amazing!

    2.1 years ago
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    17.5k Zippy6

    @BogdanX yes you are right. This aircraft is indeed speculation, as is any other depiction. However, if you truly believe that the act of calling any speculation "wrong" is wrong , then you cannot call my lack of a gull wing a "flaw".
    Without a time machine (or at least legit documentation) we can never know for sure, that's for sure. I am just very confident that my speculation is closer to the actual truth than any other speculation before. In fact, without that previous speculation, I would not have been able to draw many if the conclusions I made.
    However, what I do know for 100% certain is not speculation is the location of the supercharger air intake. Go ahead and look at at a pic of a Jumo 213 engine and tell me why the air intake should be on left side of the aircraft when the supercharger is on the right of the engine XD
    This was not a paper project that never left the drawing board, after all we have pictures of physical models.
    That aside, thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoy flying this bird. Main reason for no trim on the elevator is I'm very new to the funky trees thing, and I ran out of time to fiddle with this. I was lucky enough that I had started it before the challenge went underway so I had a head start. But even with that head start i was working right up to the deadline. Theres so much more i would have added given time, such as functioning trim, more dials and gauges, and camo. Well done on your Stuka too, it's good to see it get the proper attention it deserves.
    May the best builder win ;)

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    9,329 Zanedavid

    What a strange design, absolutely beautiful...but strange.

    2.1 years ago
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    17.5k Zippy6

    @BogdanX let me just ask you this, does the wind model come before or after the desktop model? Does the wind tunnel model come before or after the full scale mockup?

    2.1 years ago
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    17.5k Zippy6

    @BogdanX if you read my forum post, you'll see that picture you link to is completely wrong. That's the whole point if this build, to prove that every other model made since 1943 is wrong.

    2.1 years ago
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    Nice build! I love the Stuka, so anything like it I love.

    2.1 years ago
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    41.5k Sadboye12

    this is soo beautiful

    2.1 years ago
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    139k MAHADI

    @Zippy6 @JolyLoly I wanna cry but have no choice. I will judge all of 'em. no worries!

    2.1 years ago
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    9,675 dINE

    Bruh this is really good 😎👌

    2.1 years ago
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    26.7k Tetrodotoxin

    @MAHADI I don’t envy you at all, my friend

    2.1 years ago
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    17.5k Zippy6

    @MAHADI first you gotta judge all these entries m8.

    2.1 years ago
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    139k MAHADI

    somebody kill me!

    2.1 years ago
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    The tail Can be folded downwards by the gunner so he has a clear shot on aircraft attacking from behind @asteroidbook345

    2.1 years ago
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    13.4k ChrisPy

    I LOVE IT!

    2.1 years ago
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    9,853 Galland

    Beautiful plane, beautiful construction

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    10.5k Trijetz

    I was gonna do this last minute but I was like nah I am not dealing with that tail

    2.1 years ago
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    5,379 HeavyC22

    Awesome

    2.1 years ago