Unknown location, Libya, summer 1941. The Ju 87s that operated in dry Mediterranean areas were equipped with sand filters, especially for the supercharger air intake, which were much bigger and squarer. This modification was noted adding the word 'Trop' for Tropische [Tropical] to the denomi-nation of these machines. Several dozen Ju 87B-2/Trops were supplied to the Italians fighting in the Balkans and North Africa, where they suffered heavy losses. This one, belonging to Sergente Bartolomasi of 209? Squadriglia, saw action over the Balkans during the spring ot 1941 before being deployed to Libya later that year. In September 1941 this plane was captured by British troops (For profile - have a look into RAF section). (Camouflage: RLM70 Schwarzgrun / RLM71 Dunkelgrun upper surfaces with RLM65 Hellblau undersides).
Italy (fascists) | Military
Junkers Ju.87 Stuka | W.Nr.5763 | 209-18