Unknown location, Libya, September 1941. (For Italian profile look into Italian section). Aircraft was captured by British troops in September in the Libyan desert. Interpreting period b/w photographs, the codes are painted in yellow. However, some sources claim these were white, the photographs not enabling a definite identification to be made. Strangely enough, the Italian Stukas never received a desert camouflage scheme as their German counterparts did, and flew in their original 'continental' colours in North Africa. Note that although British roundels and fin flash have already been applied on this Ju 87, it still retained its previous Italian markings of wing fasces and white tail cross at this stage. (Camouflage: RLM70 Schwarzgrun/RLM71 Dunkelgrun upper surfaces with RLM65 Hellblau undersides).
United Kingdom | Military
Junkers Ju.87 Stuka | W.Nr.5763 | ex 209-18