Junkers Ju-87

Adequately used the dive bomber Ju-87 was an outstanding fighter air plane. On the other hand she was comparatively slow, clumsy and equipped with light weapons only and therefore an easy prey for enemy fighters. Today only two complete specimen still exist, one in the USA and one in Great Britain. The craft on exhibit at the Technik Museum Sinsheim is a Ju 87 B, built in 1940. She crashed from unknown reasons and sank into the Mediterranean Sea near St. Tropez. In 1989 a German-French diving crew, supported by the Museum Society, succeeded in salvaging her in nearly complete condition from a depth of 90 m.