German Army recovers a Ju 87 Stuka from the Baltic Sea

A flight of Ju 87 Stuka over the Eastern Front in December 1943. (Photo Bundesarchiv)

A rare Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber has been recovered from the Baltic Sea floor by a German Army recovery team. The aircraft was lying at a depth of 60 ft and appears to be in relatively good condition.

This is the third rare German aircraft to be recovered from the sea in a matter of months. Although some 6,500 Stuka were built between 1936 and 1944, only two intact examples survive, along with a handful of wrecks. The Stuka became a symbol of the Nazi war machine ealy in the war, terrorizing its targets with its dive horn.


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